Good tools in more languages = great

Bravo to Google for making its Gmail service accessible via an Arabic and a Hebrew interface (via Khaled).  Fun to hear it, too, directly from one of the engineers.
This translation step, which puts Gmail at 40 languages, is so essential to the use of Internet in a way that will improve lives generally, enhance productivity, promote cross-cultural understanding, and positively affect democracies. It makes me cringe, the extent to which English is the lingua franca of the web.

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