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30 May, 2006

Google is starting to lose it

Posted by: Gargs In: Tech and Culture

Everyone loves Google. The media loves to talk about Google’s “innovations” and the way they have revolutionized computing. I, frankly, never understood what the big deal was. Sure, Google changed the search business, but that’s the only innovation they had going for them, adsense/adwords notwithstanding. AdWords brings in a substantial portion of their revenues, if […]

29 May, 2006

US is an impatient nation !

Posted by: Gargs In: Life and Personal

This A.P. poll confirms it. America is full of impatient people that cannot wait 5 minutes in the grocery check out line or on hold. I wonder if this impatience has anything to do with America’s technological advances and the standard of living!

This webpage has got to be the best potential opportunity advertisement I have ever seen on the Internet. Truly remarkable. There’s not much crap, is straight to the point, tells the student that the company has something great going for it, and most importantly, tells a lot about their work culture in very few words. […]

Vista is going to be great. Check out this presentation given by Bill Gates at the WinHEC 2006 conference. Unfortunately, only MSDN subscribers have access to the Beta2, although they have the betas of Office 2007 available for everyone. I am in the process of installing the Office Beta on my virtualized MS Windows 2003 […]

24 May, 2006

I LOVE Microsoft !

Posted by: Gargs In: Life and Personal|Tech and Culture

Over the past two days, I have been simply amazed by the length and breadth of innovation happening at Microsoft. Don’t get me wrong. I have always loved this company, but the amount of radical innovation they are producing lately is overwhelming. I downloaded Microsoft Visual Studio Express yesterday. It is completely free to download […]

21 May, 2006

My bit on education in India

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy|India|Politics

I just came across this interesting news article on MSNBC that blames textbooks for America’s downtrend in technological and scientific leadership at the global level. The article goes on to say that textbooks in American schools are too thick, archaic, and politically motivated. All sounds good until the article mentions that one of the reasons […]

What’s different about this post is that although it is being composed on my laptop, the Internet connectivity is provided by my cellphone. I have to admit, the feeling of being able to surf the Internet wherever your cellphone takes you is very nice. I have actually never used my phone’s GPRS (it doesn’t support […]


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