This press release certainly looked promising. It came out on 3 November, just a few days after the close of October, so we don’t think that someone pulled up the web traffic numbers on 31 October, had a “eureka” moment, and quickly cobbled together a call-out to Systran, Altavista’s Babel Fish machine translation engine. Or maybe they did.
English news media reported that former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder spent 12 days in December at an English-language school in rural Wales. When American presidents leave office, they charge lots of money for speaking engagements. Maybe that’s Schroeder’s plan — learn enough English to make big bucks in the States and England on the former politician speaking circuit.