Schlagwort-Archiv: Globalisierung

Wackelkopfregal.

In the United States, the Commonwealth, Scandinavia and for books in Dutch, titles are usually written top-to-bottom on the spine. This means that when the book is placed on a table with the front cover upwards, the title is oriented left-to-right on the spine. This practice is reflected in the industry standards ANSI/NISO Z39.41 and ISO 6357.

In most of continental Europe and Latin America, titles are conventionally printed bottom-to-top on the spine so, when the books are placed vertically on shelves, the title can be read by tilting the head to the left. This allows the reader to read spines of books shelved in alphabetical order in accordance to the usual way left-to-right and top-to-bottom.

Wikipedia: Bookbinding, Orientation

Seehrland.

The family didn’t realize just how successful they’d been at asserting Sealand’s statehood, and now the tiny nation was being used to facilitate a series of wild scams all over the world.

Dylan Taylor-Lehman: The Plot Against the Principality of Sealand

Exployment Rate.

So don't tell me about low levels of unemployment.
You're counting the wrong things.
You're not counting dignity of people.
You're counting exploited people.

Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director of OXFAM)

Spinner.

Alleine im Mai wurden am Frankfurter Flughafen 35 Tonnen Fidget Spinner konfisziert.

Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (taz.de): Fidget-Spinner-Gate - Linksdrehen gegen Deutschland

Overall.

Als je spreekt Engels, je kan werken overal ter wereld. Periode.

De Speld: Gebruik Engels als academisch taal, niets fout met dat!

Every day has 50 hours. Since 1995.

Tot 1995 lagen de eilandgroepen van Kiribati aan beide zijden van de internationale datumgrens, met als gevolg dat de helft van de eilanden een dag voorliepen op de rest. In 1995 liet de regering van Kiribati alle eilandengroepen afstemmen op de Aziatische tijd, waardoor de internationale datumgrens nu bij Kiribati een grote knik naar het oosten maakt.

Wikipedia: UTC+14

Philoseurophy.

We hope that American philosophy departments will someday teach Confucius as routinely as they now teach Kant, that philosophy students will eventually have as many opportunities to study the “Bhagavad Gita” as they do the “Republic,” [...]

Jay L. Garfield and Bryan W. Van Norden: If Philosophy Won’t Diversify, Let’s Call It What It Really Is

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