Douwe Osinga's Blog: Fame and fortune

Monday, May 16, 2005

Fame and fortune

A couple of weeks ago, a reader send me a scan from an article in PC-Magazine. In the list of the 100 websites you didn't know you couldn't live without, douweosinga.com was mentioned.


"Don't miss the Google Hacks page on this eclectic site. Google Talk starts with words you supply and 'talks' by adding words found in your search, repeatedly by searching on the latest few words. Poetry in translation translates text through German and French and back to its original English. And more!"


May be not completely accurate, but still very nice. Or as a friend of mine said, I don't see a lot of other homepages in that list.


In the Googleplex a fellow engineer approached me saying I should buy People Magazine, which didn't seem like the kind of thing I usually would do. So I asked him why and he said that I was mentioned in the list of 50 most beautiful people. As it turns out, he meant that they had used (presumably) Google Talk to say some things about these beautiful people, which is an entirely different compliment. Unfortunately I only got around looking for the magazine when they had replaced it by a new edition, so if anybody out there has the article and could scan it for me, that would be greatly appreciated.


Lastly, I just got an IM from Danny Friedmann, pointing out to me that my site was mentioned on BBC world. The broadcast is linked from this page:
http://www.bbcworld.com/content/template_clickonline.asp?pageid=665&co_pageid=6
The site is mentioned just after the 19th minute. That's my 15 minutes of fame for this month

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