Monthly Archives: November 2005

“… if there is no political opposition”

Here’s how swamped in politics our economics is. From an article in the Indian Express, about reforms in the Petroleum sector, after the murder of Manjunathan Shanmugam: The Cabinet note is also expected to recommend raising the price of household … Continue reading

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Rediff special on the quality of India’s engineers

Update: Part 2 is here. It’s time someone brought this up. Rediff.com is running a special series (Part One is here) on the quality of India’s computer science graudates. The problem is clear – the abysmal state of India’s universities, … Continue reading

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IBM’s first steps into “social” software

Publish.com writes about IBM waking up to “social” software. Signs are that the company’s got it right. Here are exerpts: Another major benefit of the systems will be to help people find topical experts more quickly, a major headache in … Continue reading

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Writely – Word on the Web

Writely is “a web word processor that provides simple and secure document collaboration and publishing on the web using only the browser”. Here are some screenshots from the Writely tour pages: Sounds like just what I need – I used … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s re-invention

Some posts ago, I mentioned that I’d be doing a bit of research into what Yahoo!’s been up to while Google’s been stealing all the limelight and headlines. Well, for starters, Business 2.0 has an good article titled “The Flickrization … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s re-invention

Some posts ago, I mentioned that I’d be doing a bit of research into what Yahoo!’s been up to while Google’s been stealing all the limelight and headlines. Well, for starters, Business 2.0 has an good article titled “The Flickrization … Continue reading

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Prima facie, Google Reader’s great!

I haven’t had much opportunity to try Google Reader (Google’s web-based RSS aggregator), but I gave it a spin yesterday, after exporting my Thunderbird news feeds to an OPML file and importing them into Google Reader. At first glance, it … Continue reading

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