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Philosophy of Ma Episode

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 22 Mar 2011

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 22 Mar 2011

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In this episode, we talk about the recent updates to iPhone and Android, and our experiments with video Q&As using Vyou.com. Also, we have a very special interview with Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing and Make Magazine.

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Podcast #26 topics

  • The HUGE Evernote for iPhone redesign [blog post]
  • Evernote for Android update [blog post]
  • Phil and Andrew try Vyou.com
  • Interview with Mark Frauenfelder
  • Speak like Yoda we try
  • Twitter questions

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  • Rod

    Hey – I’m one of the new users in the last million!! Love Evernote – really amazing tech. perfectly syncs to every device. thanks guys!

  • Myself

    I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet. Will when I get home!

    Yoda speaks in Object-Subject-Verb order, while English is in Subject-Object-Verb order.

    {Frightened}, {you} {are}.
    {object}, {subject} {verb}.
    –>
    {You} {are} {frightened}.
    {Subject} {verb} {object}.

    or

    {Teach him}, {I} {cannot}
    {O}, {S} {V}
    –>
    {I} {cannot} {teach him}
    {S} {V} {O}

    It works with more complex sentences, as well.

    {When 900 years old you are, look as good} {you} {will not}
    {Object Phrase}, {Subject} {Verb}.

    The Object Phrase can be further broken down:

    {[when 900 years old you are], [look as good]}
    {[Modifying Clause], [Direct Object]}

    The modifying clause can further be broken down

    [when (900 years old) (you) (are)]
    [connector (secondary object) (secondary subject) (Secondary verb)].

    To convert back to English, we change it to O-S-V order, and move the modifying clause after the direct object:

    {You} {will not} {[look as good] [when (you) (are) (900 years old)]}

    Now to convert the phrase “We try to speak like Yoda.” from standard English to Yoda-English:

    {We} {try} {to speak like Yoda}
    {Subject} {Verb} {Object Phrase}

    The object phrase contains a verb and an object:
    {[to speak] [like Yoda]}.

    So, we need to change the main sequence from Subject-Verb-ObjectPhrase to ObjectPhrase-Subject-Verb. And we need to change the Object Phrase itself from Verb-Object to Object-Verb.

    {We} {try} {[to speak] [like Yoda]}.
    {[Like Yoda], [to speak]} {we} {try}.

    Like Yoda, to speak we try.

  • Mindaugas

    What is really surprising that Evernote has no interest in supporting Amazon Kindle, such a hot device aimed at reading notes. Try to use Evernote website on your Kindle to find out how terrible user experience is.