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by bobueland
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Apple is just about to die
Replies: 23
Views: 3503

Re: Apple is just about to die

Seven months ago when I started this thread, one Apple share was 218 dollars. The stock market of Apple was 198 Billion dollars while Microsoft was 249 Billion. Mr Bozo from thestreet.com wrote a warning PCs are back, which leaves Macs as the yuppie equivalent of BMWs. Paying twice the price for a c...
by bobueland
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Learning a foreign language

There's an interesting discussion about myths of language learning at http://www.antimoon.com/other/myths.htm. Here are the myths Myth #1: "The best way to learn a foreign language is to go to a foreign country" Myth #2: "The best way to learn a foreign language is to speak it" M...
by bobueland
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Good To Great
Replies: 37
Views: 6756

Re: Good To Great

I was thinking of using game worlds as a method for learning. A character can go round an virtual world and accomplish different tasks. I was thinking of using the idea behind the tile-based games. What is a tile-based game? I think it was in 1993 that my son got his Super Nintendo as a christmas pr...
by bobueland
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Good To Great
Replies: 37
Views: 6756

Re: Good To Great

Wouldn't tool making or teaching/learning the use of tools or even the precursor to language, singing be more accurately "the first born child of our intellect"? If we look at child development we see that these all precede spoken language. You are right. It all depends on what we mean wi...
by bobueland
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Good To Great
Replies: 37
Views: 6756

Re: Good To Great

My hedgehog concept is narrowing down. Since language is the first born child of our intellect, I decided to make a (foreign) language learning program as my first application. New gadget's like iPhone can make a real difference for language learning. Take for instance flash cards. They are useful o...
by bobueland
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Learning a foreign language

JennK wrote:The best solution is a combination of the two.


I'm reading a very good and funny book called "How to Learn any Language" by Barry M. Farber. Mr Farber is a polyglot and he seems to agree with you, because he says that a mix is the most effective way to learn :D.
by bobueland
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Learning a foreign language

kewms wrote:Do you want to study the science of language acquisition, or do you want to actually learn a language?

Both :D
by bobueland
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Learning a foreign language

The link that Paul provided has a list of recommended books. One of them is "Adamitics" by A. De Velics written in 1914. If I understand it correctly Mr Velics argues that all words (in all languages) stem from only seven roots, which he calls the seven keys. If it's true I would never hav...
by bobueland
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Learning a foreign language

Get in touch with this guy. http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/e/index.html Thank you Paul for the excellent link. I spent most of the morning looking through his site. There are many gems :D . I actually ordered the book he recommends called "How to Learn any Language" by Barry M. Farb...
by bobueland
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: Learning a foreign language

I'm not sure I'd follow Wittgenstein's lead on the topic, though. Katherine In his book, the Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein introduced the concept of a "language game." Wittgenstein wrote the Philosophical Investigations in numbered aphorisms, little short passages. Here's an ...
by bobueland
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Learning a foreign language
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Learning a foreign language

I'm interested in foreign language learning. The primary reason is that a language is one of the first born sons of the human brain. Thus language learning can be (partially) used as a prototype for learning other subjects. My question is how to learn a foreign language, as efficiently as possible. ...
by bobueland
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How to beat depression
Replies: 43
Views: 3728

Re: How to beat depression

The last time I was in Sri Lanka, I missed the plane back to Sweden. I took a taxi and asked the driver to drive me to a decent hotel, because the next plane to Sweden would go in two days. On the way to the hotel the taxi driver asked me if I wanted him to fetch me up in two days to drive me back t...
by bobueland
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How to beat depression
Replies: 43
Views: 3728

Re: How to beat depression

Imagine that your wife/husband just left you, cheated on you, murdered your favorite pet, took the kids and then your whole family was murdered after they left your house, you just got fired, found out you had a terminal illness, just came back from a funeral of a close loved one, you just lost you...
by bobueland
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Good To Great
Replies: 37
Views: 6756

Re: Good To Great

The thought is a very important entity. In fact Buddha regarded thought as the most important cause on earth. He begins Dhammapada with the following two verses: 1. All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or...
by bobueland
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How to beat depression
Replies: 43
Views: 3728

Re: Solomon's The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Cjmiltko wrote:by any chance, have you read The Noonday Demon: an Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon?


No this is the first time I've heard about it. I went to Amazon and read the reviews and ordered the book. Thanks :D
Bob