For someone who doesn’t speak it, I’ve been to an unusually high number of Japanese websites recently.
There’s something captivating about a site written in a non-indoeuropean language. I know we all learned in Psych 101 that linguistic differences do not mean a difference in perception — you know, the fifteen-words-for-snow business — but I don’t buy it. For some time now, I’ve been under the impression that if I were to learn an Asian language, previously untapped mind potentials would be unlocked and I would transcend wisdom.
For now, I’ll stick to reading up on Electroplankton.