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Random thoughts on technology, books and anything else …

Google in China

Stunning news out of China this morning about Google.  Recently saw a CNBC special called the “Mind of Google”.  For Google to walk away from China is truly astonishing. but then its probably Death by a Thousand Cuts.  From the stifling censorship to its inability to dominate the market to the arcane rules it need to abide by, I donot blame the company.  Paired with the controversy that it is in India, where Google posts have lead to rioting and city-wide shutdows, it shows the perils of being an information multinational.

But I do wonder, if Google falls who next.

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Back from Hiatus …on a Mac!

Wow, its been a long time.  I am glad I still remembered my logon and password for WordPress.

Last week was interesting at work and other simulation that I am exposed to.  After being a Windows user for over 12 years, I finally gave up Dell at work and switched fully to a mac.  Ofcourse, using a parallel for certain apps is a minor transgression I hope.  But that timed with watching “Welcome to Mac” on CNBC, made me appreciate the design masterpiece that I am currently banging away at.  From the inherent stability to the design of the interface, I can see why there is a loyal following for a machine that does not fit in the groove neatly.

In addition, a colleague of mine pointed me to a video that showcases the “Woz” and what he is up to currently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCehSfNRPs8&feature=youtube_gdata

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