I’m getting some visitors from a blog entry by Will Femia at Clicked. There is a paragraph there on translation.
bq. To be honest, while I understand that this is big news, I’m more interested in their new translation services (Yes, Babelfish looking). And they’re doing what should have been done so long ago, getting people to help write the translation programs.
(Links can be found in the original blog entry). This is perhaps a bit misleading. I’m not sure how new the translation services are, and I believe the invitation to translate Google’s interface has been around for some time. The translation services as such are still machine translation afaik. I reported it on May 19, 2004.