Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

24 December 2014. The Shape of Things to Come? Robot Waiters in Chengdu… How Much Do You Tip These Guys?

00 robot waiters in Chengdu PRC. 24.12.14

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Who woulda thunk it… robot waiters in Chengdu (Sichuan Province) PRC… now, what’ll happen to tips? Perspirin’ minds wanna know… besides, are they programmed to give out one-liners to one-up customers when they deliver the food? Now, THAT’S in the Old School deli tradition… I guess it all depends on whether you’re in a high-class or in a high-crass establishment.

BMD

Sunday, 15 September 2013

15 September 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Apple’s Ripe for Fall

00 Sergei Yolkin. Apple's Ripe for Fall. 2013

Apple’s Ripe for Fall

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Did Yolkin know that the title’s a pun in English? Well, in the original, “iZombie” was in English, as was “Apple” in the title, so, it’s a possibility…

BMD

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On 10 September, Apple presented its new generation of smart phones… the iPhone 5S and 5C. Sergei Yolkin casts a gimlet eye on the “Apple Corps”.

11 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130911/962418097.html

Sunday, 16 June 2013

16 June 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Then, Apple Changed the Whole World

00 Sergei Yolkin. Then, Apple Changed the Whole World. 2013

Then, Apple Changed the Whole World

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Sergei Yolkin takes a puckish look at Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement that it’s preparing to release innovative products that can potentially change the market.

29 May 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130529/940181921.html

Monday, 21 January 2013

21 January 2012. Only in Russia! Whaddaya Think This Is?

00 Russian with still. 21.01.13

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Of course, it’s a high-tech samogon apparat, that’s a moonshine still for all you not in the know. Who other than a bunch of thirsty Russkies would have a computer-controlled home-distilling set-up? Hey… if the government gets on a “dry” kick again (it happens about once a generation… you can see how well it works), well, Russians know what to do. I’ll betcha that this fellow’s neighbours (including the local coppers) will know where to go to find some ass-kickin’ firewater…

BMD

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