When I started to hook up on Internet, like ten years ago, Spanish contents were quite few and the quality was way lower versus English ones; since then 99% of my searches are in English, unless I’ve to search for something local, I don’t see a reason too look for Spanish contents.
My OS and my gadgets always have been configured to use English language since ever, actually using one in Spanish (because of regional auto settings or whatever) doesn’t feel right; and don’t make me talk about how annoying is to use a PC with the wrong keyboard shortcuts.
Over the past few years I have been reading a lot of English books, technical/science ones I’ve to say, I’m starting to become comfortable about switching to another language. I haven’t took any courses to property learn English, yet I need to check the dictionary fewer times nowadays.
I tend to get bored doing the same over and over, Spanish feels bored by now… I need a change. Secretly I’ve always hated Spanish, it’s so inconsistent (I think like a programmer, don’t mind me), it feels like a language that have been patched so many times over the centuries.
So, Why English? Anyone who have studied Computer Science (and most sciences), should know that Spanish lags way behind from English, trying to keep up with the latest technology is the key on this field. I don’t think English is better than Spanish as language, both have their irregular rules and exceptions, just feels like the next logical step. Also the key to property learn a language is practice, just like math.
I’d so love to be learning Esperanto, a highly structured language without the irregular forms non-sense… but, eh, it’s not really that useful out there. Shame. Neither I’m asking for the Newspeak of Nineteen Eighty-Four, but having to learn a lot of irregular forms of any language, feels like memorizing phone numbers.
So, I don’t think I’ll be writing Spanish anymore on this site, and hopefully elsewhere on the Internet.
PD: Also my latest laptop doesn’t have Spanish keyboard, so it’s nice to not be switching over and over.