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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Lunch break

By Ezra Klein

Life imitates art. More specifically, it imitates "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy":

By Ezra Klein  | January 18, 2011; 12:55 PM ET
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I always thought that Wikipedia was the real life embodiment of The Hitchhiker's Guide itself.

Posted by: benmbrennan | January 18, 2011 1:04 PM | Report abuse

This is really cool. But I assume Ezra is referring to the babelfish translator in Hitchhiker's Guide. Let's hope Google Translate doesn't have the same effect:

"Meanwhile the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different cultures and races, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation."

Posted by: vvf2 | January 18, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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