Category Archives: Joy of Innovation

Twitter Story:The Darkness Inside

Via Angela Thomas Have a writter’s block? Ask your twitter network for help. Or better still, get the entire writeup get done by the network. Twittories are new genre of collaborative creative writing. Here is how the story ends: Savanna … Continue reading

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Erehwon Innovation Consulting @ India Innovation Summit

I recently attended the India Innovation Summit an event organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry. The biggest discovery for me was the Knowledge Partner of the event, Erehwon Innovation Consulting. The way they have organized the content of the … Continue reading

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Reach out to larger number of Innovators: Dr. T Ramasami, DST

“I want a lot more innovations and innovations to be identified and supported throught the TePP program” is what Dr T Ramasami, Secretary, DST expressed while he was explaining the significance of the program at a press meet. Explaining the … Continue reading

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Cambrian House: A Landmark company,concept in making

Cambrian House is s Crowd Sourcing network for software ideas and implementation. A flash animation of How It Works captures the concept much better than words. There is a whole lot of lisp going on there and that will be … Continue reading

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Flutter:Of Snowballs and Pearls

Mordern science is obsessed with naming theories, concepts, mountain peeks units after pioneers. There is more to naming than just a easy handle. Here is my go at the origin of Snowballs( bearing in mind the Indian adage that it … Continue reading

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Joy of Innovation Crossing 3-digit Hits; Thanks to strange Search Engine Results

Today I am happy note that the hit counter has crossed 1K mark. 80% of the traffic is after the BarCampChennai. It has its own interesting set of search engine results: like the spelling mistake contributed, strange juxtaposition of words … Continue reading

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Four Pillars: What it means to micro enterprise + Web2.0 ( SHG2.0)

I am following J P Rangaswami’s interesting Four Pillar’s discussion. On top of this Foundation are Four Pillars. Syndication, which pushes out information, subscribed to and personalised as needed. Search, which pulls in information, collaboratively flitered and preferenced and heuristically-improved … Continue reading

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Bicycle as Urban transport and Unifier

Cartoon courtesy Hugh I was thinking about the bicycle expedition of Shyam, Satish, Kiruba and gang to cycle from Bangalore to Chennai. I was surprised to know that Kiruba cycles his commute to work. I guess due to BarcampChennai, Satish … Continue reading

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Blue Screen of Death: About failure,And to do nots

At the business school orientation for new arrivals, a fellow student asked me why I was at Columbia. My response drew a look of confusion – “I always wanted to write a book, run the New York Marathon and do a play on Broadway, the MBA is just for cheap subsidized housing.”

This of course was January 1999. As of 22 April 2006, I am proud to report that I am too fat to run and that though there were multiple attempts to produce Harvey, a Mary Allen Chase Play about a six foot tall invisible rabbit, all were sabotaged by a six foot tall invisible rabbit.

On the book front there is good and bad news. The good news is that no trees were cut down or killed in the final production run of the ebook “Blue Screen of Death – A desi’s misadventure in the land of opportunity”. Initial reviews are promising (read: not as bad as I expected), encouraging (no multi million dollar advance offers, but there is always hope for that call from Oprah or Ellen) and detailed enough to provide material for my next book “The Blue Screen – Reloaded”
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Show and Tell at BarCampChennai: SHG2.0?

The BarCampChennai event is going to be held next week and I am thinking of what to Show and Tell out there. Show is the easy part – obviously I will show the FileMon File Tracker I’m working on. What … Continue reading

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