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November 14th, 2012, 13:22
I always chuckle a bit when I read the name of "Qualkomm".
Because in German language, the word "qual" means kind of "suffering" : dict.leo.org uses the words "agony" (yes, fits very well), "anguish", "pain", and, depending on context, "torture". The verb "quälen" means "to torture", but in an evil way, like torturing someone for the sheer lust of tormenting.
“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist,
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