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November
2009

How Would You Explain Twitter to Your Grandmother ?

By now thousands of articles and blog posts have analyzed the reasons  for the appeal of Twitter.  They have sliced and diced it neatly into its various components – simplicity, brevity, openness, immediacy,  transparency etc. But if you have ever tried to explain  Twitter this way to someone who has never used Twitter,  you most […]

09
April
2009

“Computers in the future may have 1000 vaccum tubes…”

“Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh only 1.5 tons” – Popular Mechanics article, March 1949 The above quote amply demonstrates the problems with predicting the future. This is because the future does not always evolve linearly from the past – there are often unforeseen quantum leaps in technology […]

09
April
2009

Microsoft, Google sparring over Twitter !

Microsoft, Google sparring over Twitter? Should be interesting… http://bit.ly/9JbJb The explosive growth of Twitter has evoked great interest among both Google and Microsoft to acquire the company. For Google this would immediately fill the gap in their search of real-time results and give them an even bigger share of the search market. For Microsoft, this […]

09
April
2009

China Denies Involvement in Hacking

In news today China Denies Involvement in Hacking U.S. Power Grid – http://bit.ly/Vtab5 The Chinese govt official position is always complete denial – but can you really trust anything that Beijing says or denies ? The ambitions of the chinese is nothing short of “electronic world domination ” as per this article : http://www.cnn.com/2008… And http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol… Americans […]

09
April
2009

College too expensive? Try Youtube !

College too expensive? Try YouTube http://bit.ly/uFFbo This is a glimpse of the future of college education and education in general.  The convergence of digital multimedia and broadband together with global connectivity is paving the way for a new way to disseminate learning – 24 hour, on-demand   learning on any topic that may be of […]