Category Archives: Webindon

WikiLeaks: Y2K redux?

Remember the Y2K crisis that gripped everybody, a thousand years ago*, in 1999? There was panic worldwide that computers would crash on January 1, 2000 because their internal timekeepers, running on two digit years, would reset to 00. It gained … Continue reading

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A byte of magnetic code. A $7 billion business.

Would you think it clever business sense or rank insanity if you mortgaged your home to raise $100,000 to buy an virtual asteroid? Yes, you got that right, a virtual asteroid. It looks and feels like an asteroid, but rests … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Phoneses

I’m a bit slow I suppose, or this blog would have been up four days ago, as the story broke. TechCrunch started it all, saying that Facebook was secretly building a phone. Apparently it’s a top secret project that no … Continue reading

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The Facebook Cheat Sheet

Tridib called Facebook a “Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game” in which the objective is to make as many ‘friend’s as possible. So how does one go about it? Here’s a cheat sheet at cracking this Great Game. This comes … Continue reading

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Batty about farms: are you addicted?

Video games can be addictive. Very addictive. So addictive that you can spend hours playing them, without realising what’s going on in the real world. But are they as addictive as narcotic drugs? For a long time, the medical profession … Continue reading

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Will you be my Friend err… Facebook Friend?

Recently a small “SOUTH PARK” video is doing rounds on Facebook. Direct Link to You tube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SgkfghupFE&feature=related. Or View it here: [You can see HQ version of this video if you “make me your friend” 😉 ]. Considering the number … Continue reading

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The Internet: Professional Provocateuress par excellence

Maureen Dowd is one of the English-speaking world’s bestknown feminists; her column in the New York Times a bellwether for the movement. So it comes across as interesting when she was described as a Professional Provocateuress by Kathleen Parker, another … Continue reading

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Will the revolution be tweeted? Part I

Malcolm Gladwell is an author used to being in the eye of storms. It’s usually about his books, and the way the ‘insights’ in those books excite people; his ‘Tipping Point’ is now as much a concept in human behaviour … Continue reading

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The usability side of search. India’s Google story.

Ask someone to find out information about any topic and the first thing that the person is going to do is to log onto Google and try a keyword search. He might even do it from his cell phone these … Continue reading

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Website Review: IPAIDABRIBE.com

In 2009, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), India ranked 96th among 180 countries. In other words, it was the world’s 96th most corrupt country (Somalia). Overcoming corruption and bribery offers great scripts for movies, but often stamping … Continue reading

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