Babelfish, a Translator Inspired by 'The Hitchhiker's Guide' A speedy, on-line translation service now exists online, provided by the AltaVista Internet search service. It is called "Babelfish," and provides -- free of charge -- a site for users to translate English text into German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. The name "Babelfish" comes from the science-fiction classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," referring to a creature which could translate brain waves, and in effect, translate all languages for anyone who had a Babelfish placed in the brain.
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Babelfish, a Translator Inspired by 'The Hitchhiker's Guide'

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Babelfish, a Translator Inspired by 'The Hitchhiker's Guide'

Babelfish, a Translator Inspired by 'The Hitchhiker's Guide'

Babelfish, a Translator Inspired by 'The Hitchhiker's Guide'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

A speedy, on-line translation service now exists online, provided by the AltaVista Internet search service. It is called "Babelfish," and provides — free of charge — a site for users to translate English text into German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. The name "Babelfish" comes from the science-fiction classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," referring to a creature which could translate brain waves, and in effect, translate all languages for anyone who had a Babelfish placed in the brain.