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Lucy Hooker on 'Hungary's Technology Revolution'

I heard a wonderful piece on the BBC today from Nick Thorpe about Hungary on the eve of E.U. accession, using a marriage metaphor, which I suppose is a bit of a cliche, but I thought it was a great piece. (Although the image of Hungary as virginal made me smirk.) (Incidentally, my dear Adrienne is back in Budapest at the moment, there to see family, get her teeth fix and, in no small part, be there to experience the history of joining the E.U. first hand.)

So I went to the BBC's web site to see if there were a copy of the story I could link here to. Unfortunately, unlike NPR, the Beeb doesn't seem to put audio versions of its radio stories on the web site (unless I'm just dense and missing something."

Anyway, while I was there, I came across this headline: "Hungary's technology revolution," so I clicked. The first thing that caught my eye was this old chestnut in the lede: "Only a Hungarian can enter a revolving door behind you and come out in front." Then I looked up and saw the name: our own beloved Lucy Hooker.

I heard she was in Budapest recently (as is obvious from the fact that she's reporting from there). Apparently, some old friends met up with them for a picnic, but so far, no update or photos.

Rick E. Bruner | East Euro Current News | Apr 28, 2004 | Comments (0)

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