Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I'm not sure this is what they had in mind...

Remember when the President of the French National Library was grousing about how American literature would overwhelm that of other countries with the advent of Google Print? Well, Google is now opening sites in 8 European countries to run projects like their Google Print. Gonna announce it at the Frankfurt fair this year.

It will be along the lines of the American business project rather than a French academic site but what the hey. We blend when we enter new markets.

Don't they sell rice instead of french fries at the MacDonald's in Japan? I know I remember that T.R. Reid once said that the Japanese celebrate Christmas by going to Kentucky Fried Chicken -- sit down tables with linen and everything. Apparently you have to make reservations well in advance.

Susan, what do they serve at Mikey D's in Indonesia?


Susan said...
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Susan said...

Same golden arches, different menu. They sold rice instead of fries. And burbur ayam, rice porridge with chicken. I also remember they served some other popular Indonesian dishes, but don't quite remember what they were. It was very hot in Jakarta, so we got ice cream cones. They were very gritty and tasted like the chocolate had been made with powdered hot chocolate. Still gritty.

I heard they just introduced a shrimp burger in Japan.