Translation Technology in Canada

Authored by: Elliott Macklovitch

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415524841
eBook ISBN: 9781315749129
Adobe ISBN: 9781317608158

10.4324/9781315749129.ch15

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Abstract

Technology – understood here as machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge for the solution of practical problems 1 – is clearly an evolving and historically conditioned notion. As our scientific knowledge advances, new technologies are routinely developed that render previous technology obsolete. The devices that were considered ‘high-tech’ for one generation may often wind up as quaint antique store objects in the succeeding generation. Allow me to illustrate with a little bit of personal history.

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