Esta página está increible, la mandó la elegantisima Pacomova. Gracias. Esto fue lo que más me gustó.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Por favor vean este video, está increible, parece que un oficial gringo confiscó marihuana, hizo unos brownies y se los comió con su esposa. En el video (no lo pude subir a Diálogos, pero lo pueden ver dando click al título de este post) sale la llamada a 911. Buenísimo.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The Ultimate Rejection Letter
Herbert A. Millington
Chair - Search Committee
412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109
Dear Professor Millington,
Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I
regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me
an assistant professor position in your department.
This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually
large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field
of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.
Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in
rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at
this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor
in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.
Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.
Chris L. Jensen
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Este post viene de Boing Boing. Se acuerdan uno de los primeros posts de Dialogos Bizarros de cómo los japoneses perciben la imagen gráfica? Bueno, aqui va uno de cómo perciben las caras y las expresiones. Después habla de la formación y el uso de los emoticons. Aqui va el artículo completo. Lo de abajo solo es la nota de Boing Boing para abrir boca.
Japanese and Americans read faces differently
Danah sez, "A new study is out showing cultural differences in reading cues. Japanese folks focus on people's eyes to get nuanced expression information while Americans tend to focus on the mouth. The most interesting part of all of this is that it plays out in the emoticons that folks use:"
So when Yuki entered graduate school and began communicating with American scholars over e-mail, he was often confused by their use of emoticons such as smiley faces :) and sad faces, or :(.
'It took some time before I finally understood that they were faces,' he wrote in an e-mail. In Japan, emoticons tend to emphasize the eyes, such as the happy face (^_^) and the sad face (;_;). 'After seeing the difference between American and Japanese emoticons, it dawned on me that the faces looked exactly like typical American and Japanese smiles,' he said.