Now everyone else in the world has just given up and taken the English word “Computer” into their language. Not the Czechs. They cling to their equivalent, based on their verb for compute, pocitat. When I look up the stem of that verb, “čítat”, in my Slovnik Spisovne Cestiny, it defines it as meaning the same as “číst”, or read. So here the computer can also read, as well as calculate sums. I suppose this means Czech computers are more clever than their counterparts abroad. Judging from the programmers I’ve met here, this just might be true.