Friday, March 31, 2006

Q & A

Generally I like to read alot of question and answers type of pages in any magazine or in newspapers or in the Internet. Don't know how I learned this habit because in my school days, I hate this kind of culture when preparing for exams. (obviously everyone :-))

If I think back , it may be began with when I started reading Anantha vikatan(Tamil weekly) Mr. Madan's question and answer. Still I am enjoying that page. Not only by the weird answers and also something different from normal stuff. After reading that, I will also start giving answers for that question. Unfortunately I am the only reader for that answers…:-)

In that series, Q&A I enjoyed recently,

From the JAVA Guru,
Question : At Sun, are you closely involved in managing the company?
Gosling replied : Not really. I'm pretty high up in the ranks, I'm a vice-president, but I have the luxury of being able to stay away from stuff. Sun's kind of a funny company when it comes to management. A lot of the oil companies are very hierarchical and Sun, on paper, we have a hierarchy, but as somebody once said, "Sun doesn't have an org chart, it has e-mail." Sun is more of a debating society than an organized corporation. More..
Yakov Fain asked Gosling: "There are many different languages in the world. Some people are saying there are some other new languages coming up and Java is endangered. Do you feel this way?"
Gosling replied (in full): "No I don't, really. Most languages that have been coming up lately have been scripting languages - things like PHP and Ruby. And these are all perfectly fine systems. More..

Wonderful answer given by Master Blaster,
When we are at losing side we stop matches at Eden gardens, if we don’t like the performance of maestro we boo him in Mumbai. Does cricket lost its sporting value?
Tendulkar replied : "I have to ignore them. I cannot forget the backing I have got from the people all these years just because of this. I appreciate the support I have got over so many years,'' he added. More..
Especially I love to read Mr.Jayakanthan interview. Last week Vikatan weekly(81'st b'day special) contains his interview, but I couldn't find a web link for that....he is really stunning personality..

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

WEB 2.0

Checkout the WEB2.0 Companies(KINGS) List...The Next Net 25..In that list, I did a quick demo on WRITELY tool and liked very much..Its called online word collaboration. (AJAX based MS-WORD)

Recently, I was stunned by seeing the below news..( because In that list of 25 companies, I did a quick research on this tool only and the rest of the tools I just read the features alone...Is that mean,I and google thinking alike..:-))

Writely is now part of Google!

Yes, we've been acquired by Google, and we're really excited about this for many, many reasons. But I can hear you saying, "I don't care why YOU'RE excited - I want to know how this change will impact ME!"

Generally I have a doubt like why google acquiring (startup)products instead of creating a new one. After seeing the demo , they can comeup with a new product which is better than the existing one(they have a BRAND & BRAIN as well). I found the perfect answer for my question from one blog....

During one of the final internal "sales pitches" for the purchase, I had finished demonstrating Flickr to some important Yahoo's that weren't as familiar with it. One of the technical leaders in the room suggested, politely, that it was a waste of money and that "we could build this in six months."

I honestly don't remember if I responded to his assertion in that meeting or not (I think I did), but to me he was wrong and missing the point. Yes, we could have replicated the technology in six months. Heck, we probably would have improved it quite a bit. But we didn't have the experience to replicate the "feel" of the early Flickr community. More..

One more info, about google..

Most of you knew about the service offering by Google like Google Earth, Google Moon..In that series, Latest release speaks about Google Mars(Have a nice trip :-)).....checkout more from Google team blog

Instead of "WEB2.0", I think I can give a heading as "GOOGLE " for this post..( that much Google info than web2.0)

checkout the WEB2.0 companies logo....(looks like WEB2.0 COLLAGE ..:-))

When I write about WEB2.0 I forgot to mentioned one more thing...This time GEEK CAMP(officially "BAR CAMP") is happening in CHENNAI .. nice quote from that page.."NO SPECTATORS, ONLY PARTICIPANTS"..actually I too want to participate..lets see.