This one is for all the guys who HATE Microsoft
to the core
There is an article – “Why I hate Microsoft”
, the complete story of (not so innovative) Microsoft !!!
From the pages that I have read so far in the (lengthy) story, I liked the following:
Gates: don’t develop, copy
By the time PC-DOS took hold, Gates had already shown that Microsoft’s future would hold very little innovation indeed. Gates’ views on development are probably best illustrated by the following:
From: ‘Programmers at work’, Microsoft Press, Redmond, WA [c1986]:
Interviewer: “Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be a programmer?”
Gates: “No, the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating system.”
Seldom have both Microsoft’s lack of innovation and their kludgey, ad-hoc approach to software design been explained so concisely. It’s also interesting to note that while many people have called Microsoft products copycat, trash or garbage, most of them probably had no idea how close to the truth they really were
Read the complete chapters of the original MS story here
Thanks Mahesh for sharing this wonderful link with us !!!
Few months back,there was a article – “Other side of outsourcing
“, where the main focus was India..India and only India.Startups coming to India,global players in IT, ITES, Manufacturing …. watching and investing in India but recent study shows a future decline by 30 percent
As reported by Yahoo News:
The annual growth of India’s IT and BPO industries may fall to 30 percent for the next four years, after expanding by 35 percent in the past two years, says a study.
However,the Videocon Man Venugopal N. Dhoot is positive in adding:
Over the years most of the Indian IT services and BPO players have been moving up the value chain and in most cases are integral to the business of the client,’ chamber president Venugopal N. Dhoot said.
‘Considering the positive outlook toward Indian IT/BPO service industry, private equity and venture capital investors are looking at investing in these companies to be part of India growth story,’ he added.
However,IMHO with the recent positive and upward trend of M&A in India,India would still remain one of the most preferred outsourcing hubs
Read the complete story here
After season of unconferences
, now comes the season of movies or should I say “Roof Top Movies
After the success of RTFF in Chennai
,the filmi fever would be in Bangalore.
In very simple words,RTFF means “Underground Movies Outdoors” and more is described below:
Roof-Top film Fest (RTFF) is a film festival born out of the desire to provide a platform for people to enjoy movies and share their criticism in an open environment. An intense atmosphere will be created for the screening of the films and the discussions that follow. The Roof-Top Film Fest will focus on independent films, short films, cult movies and films that changed the way we looked at cinema.
“Roof Top Film Festivals” are typically where people get together on somebody’s rooftop with a projector and a screen and watch movies which are not very popular in India or not released in multiplexes. These screenings are interspersed by independent film maker’s movies and discussions on the movies screened.
The Bangalore chapter of RTFF is led by Hrish Thota and is scheduled for the month of July,2007
.You can register for the RTFF here
and do feel free to add the movies , you would like to watch in the movies section.See you all at the Bangalore RTFF…Did this sound,as if I am inviting you for the Oscars or the IIFA Film Festival