Ok – absolutely everyone seems to be doing this, and I’m not going to be left behind! So here’s a look back at the major posts on RG.org/blog over the last 12 months. It’s also a second look at what a roller-coaster ride 2005 has been, and a wonderful way of reviewing how my interests have changed over the past year. So without much further ado, presenting
RG.org in 2005!
- Thoughts on Wireless Internet Access in India
- On moving to a new Internet Service Provider
- Hula and the Future of Software
- An analysis of HP’s future strategy, post Carly Fiorina
April was the month I presented a paper that Pallavi and I wrote, at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center. While on that trip, I was bitten – hard – by the writing bug, and consequently came up with a nifty travellogue. Here it is:
- Where have I been?
- NYC Trip – Notes from Singapore, Germany and from over the Atlantic Ocean!
- NYC Trip – First 24 hours in NY!
- NYC Trip – After Day 1 of the Conference
- NYC Trip – After Day 2 of the Conference
- NYC Trip – On my way back
- How Do You Solve The Problem of Coffee?
In addition, here’s the Flickr photo set from the trip.
- In May, I made my first trip to Goa in 4-and-a-half years! A Photologue from the trip.
- On reverse-engineering, patents and open source.
In late July, I delivered a talk at IBM’s ExtremeBlue Expo in Bangalore – I was the Lead Technical mentor for an ExtremeBlue SpeedTeam over the summer, and we came up with a great product!
IBM’s India Software Labs organised, as part of a larger event, a science-fiction story-writing competition, and one of my little tales won the first prize! Here are my two entries:
Lotus MindNotes (the prize-winning entry)
- The State of Pune’s Infrastructure, Part 1
- The State of Pune’s Infrastructure, Part 2
- The State of Pune’s Infrastructure, Part 3
I finally made it to the print medium! My take on Google’s intermediate-term product strategy, was published in the September 26 issue of BusinessWorld India: Winning Where Netscape Failed.
- Imagining the Google Lifestyle.
- OpenSUSE, and the Community-driven business strategy.
- Gates’ view of India, and Comparing Silicon Valley and Bangalore.
Mumbai’s Amazing Dabbawalas.