Day 33 in Beijing: The Universal Language

The Universal Language.

 

I speak English.  Well, Western American English.

I speak a little Spanish.  Well, a little Northern Mexican Spanish.

I speak a very little Mandarin.  Well, 5 words of Beijing Mandarin.

 

For your information:

There are electronic billboards all over the subways of Beijing.

They usually work very well and are quite entertaining.

And, usually, I have no idea what they are promoting because I can’t read Chinese at all.

 

However,

There is a universal language.

It is called the Blue Screen of Microsoft.

Everyone, everywhere, speaks it.

 

A Universal Language: Everyone, everywhere can read Microsoft Blue Screen.

Notice the reflection of a working electronic billboard on the Microsoft Blue Screen. That is how it is supposed to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, in case you can’t read sideways:

 

A Universal Language: Everyone, everywhere can read Microsoft Blue Screen.

The Universal Language: Everyone, everywhere can read Microsoft Blue Screen.

 

 

 

It truly is,

for better or worse,

The Universal Language

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