Matts (email not shown publicly) I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.
I'm wondering if LOTR loses something in translation to foreign languages. The only people I know who weren't totally impressed with it don't have english as their first language. I know Robin Berjon loved it, but he's practically english;-)