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The World - Episode 20071106 - Internet's effect on life

The World's Alex Gallafent tells us about two technology correspondents that conducted opposite experiments. One man decided to disconnect himself entirely from the Internet for three days. The other decided to limit all his interactions with others to the online world.

The World - Episode 20071106 - Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz --- we wanted to match some "hard to translate" phrases with their country of origin. ("Poronkusema" means "the distance equal to how far a reindeer can travel without a comfort break". And "Hanyauku-Rukwangali" means "walking on tiptoes across warm sand." The first is heard in Finland, the second in Namibia.) Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adam Jacot de Boinod, author of Toujours Tingo, a book about the extraordinary variety of international speech.