Wednesday, June 02, 2010

iPAD before iPhone

Its stupidity on my part that I didnt write this obvious fact earlier when I have discussed with my friends many times.

Apple's Jobs says iPad idea came before iPhone

iPAD idea was fully thought through before iPhone in Apple buildings. iPhone was made not to revolutionize phone industry but how to get people transition into new wave of computing without (mouse/keyboard) in small steps. Phone industry is an after affect and isnt cause of iPhone. Its difficult to push people into a new direction but to entice them and gradually make them comfortable with new stuff is lot easier. iPad in mid-2000s would have been grand failure as people would have never believed in virtual keyboard and motion. iPhone was easier to make people practice new computing way...

I am glad I wrote the next steps early enough.. Also, macbooks will be become foldable books with glasses on both sides and keyboards and mouse pads will go away....

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Update to "India After Gandhi"

Just had an urge to post on my blog as I read the following:

ULFA vice-chairman released from Assam jail : "I will now go to the people of Assam to seek their support in our effort to find a political solution to the conflict and pay tribute to the thousands of members of the outfit who had sacrificed their lives while fighting for the cause championed by the ULFA," he said."

Every Indian will come to the terms of one India sooner or later in his/her life and become part of it. He/She will still hold his/her regional uniqueness via democracy. This has happened since independence and will continue to do so... What an amazing nation...

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Apple after iSlate/iPad

People are currently obsessed with Apple's tablet. I would like to add one more to the tablet form. It'll be as thin as presentation foil and will be pure translucent/transparent glass... Apple always had fascination with glass and people to see through the computers since Apple 1997.

Now lets come to main point:

What is Apple planning to do after launching tablet late Jan? Lets jump 5 years ahead.

Apple is preparing for 3 d computing business... As they prepared us for non-key inserting computing by introducing iPhone, we'll prepared for 3d computing in 2013/2014 with 2010 tablet introduction.

Tablet will have 2D software to start with. OSX variations will keep updating tablet and then 3D functions will start getting added to it for next few years. Meanwhile tablet HW will keep evolving under the hood. HW process geometry is going to get smaller, hence taking care of power on a person's lap. Also longer life batteries will elongate the tablet life. Then Apple will launch in 2014 a 3d glasses and software which makes you use fingers in software to flip through windows, apps, etc. Motion sensing software already exists and is widely in use with Wii. Every other computer software person in gaming arena wants to perfect this art.
Example: Coverflow or Safari which has 3D orientation in 2D screen. Think when you can insert your finger into album cover and flip it and just need a presentation foil thin tablet with 3D glasses.

Mouse during its introduction in 80s was thought to be stupid idea and why people will take it with computer.... But it happened. Apple introduced it... Someone else commoditized it and made fame and fortune from the resulting computing phenomenon... Remember Apple wasn't driver after Steve left the company..

I think Apple is submitting patents (have already, in process, more to come).... As patent process is already slow and backlogged, these patents will emerge after 2011 and people will start figuring out what is exactly going on with Tablet.

Apple under Steve want people to stop thinking of 80/90s computing... It has big imprint of microsoft which stole glory from Apple and people forget that Apple introduced that style of computing. Its always said again and again that Steve want people to do computing as he tells them to do but 90s style contains other people which doesn't go well with Apple, so turn people to something completely different and make them forget 80/90/2000s computing style.


It shall change consumer interaction with computing altogether.

Business will have to think how they'll change business apps and make it more productive which is always their motto..

Steve will retire in 2015 as people' transition into new style of computing... Business is also personal and has big imprints of an individual's emotion.

Friday, January 01, 2010

3 idiots and Five Point Someone

My comments in Chetan's blog:


I like your books but am not your fanatic fan. I have issues with your follow-on books' content and material but coming back to FPS.

I was shocked how Vidhu shouted at media when he was confronted with truth. I am pretty sure he could have been shut right away if any person who has read FPS was present there.

Basic plot of 3 idiots goes with your book. Characters have variations but these were created after 3 idiots writer read your book, got the copyrights and started tempering to suit the screenplay and cinematic version. As 3 idiots further had twists it was pleasure to watch FPS in another form...But its shame how Vidhu's company is trying to shove his plagiarism on FPS readers.

On other hand, has anyone read "Q&A"? The book is completely different than Slumdog Millionaire. Only basic theme and not the plot is same about winning "Who wants to be millionaire". Danny Boyle still had Vikas Swarup at every conceived honorary function for his movie (Oscars, Golden Globe,etc). That movie and book are 2-3% corelated.

3 idiots and FPS are more corelated than 2-3%...

Looking forward to your next book.. Please go back to your first style of fiery and passionate writing and not masala books.

Readers expect a lot from talent like you. :)

- Dhiraj

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mac Tablet

Just wanted to note down that
I believe

Mac tablet will be thinner than Macbook Air, Kindle and other thinnest gadgets available today. It may have thinness compared to gloss sheet or presentation transparent sheets which were used in 90's.

My 2 cents.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Progression - Luck By Chance

What it feels, when an individual takes next giant leap into his/her future. It is the hardwork, smartness, learning, risk-embrace attitude. As usual it can not be smooth start, but take all of them as learning hard way process that makes a person stronger and confident. Opportunities are created by people themselves. Sometimes they are presented, and then they are grown by these people themselves. So it is religion of everyone to work towards their goal and aspirations. Mediocre don’t have aspirations but only desires. Desires can be compromised but aspirations cannot be compromised. A person will live and breathe his/her aspirations. Definitely bind your aspiration with your near ones and dear ones. It cannot be bigger than family. A balance between personal life and professional aspirations is a must for happy and content life. I fully believe that we don’t know the path we’ll go on to achieve our goals but we’ll achieve our goals. God helps a person achieve his goals but path has to be left upto him.

Some Swami Vivekananda quotes on this:“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”
“Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

“Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”

“It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world, that”

“If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.”

“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!”

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”

Thoughts about India After Gandhi - Ramachandra Guha

India After Gandhi.

Its fat book when you pick up but cant keep down until last page. I read it straight through one day while I was on plane. School or colleges never showed Indian history after 1947. India won independence.. Tryst with destiny... Partition. Chapter finished. Social Sciences (History is over).

I think our parent's generation is responsible for not progressing this part of history to us. On the other hand I think they are not entirely to be blamed. People tend not to think of their life as history. Same for that generation.
Generation which was born in 1940's or very early 1950 for them these events are non-historical. Its part of their lives. They saw 50's,60's, 70's politics and India. They shaped the country with the events. For them, it is continuation of their present in reverse direction. History teaches lesson but in present you keep acting. The politics (I wont go in details), they have seen it all. Controversies, dramas, headlines, rise and fall, movements have been part of their life, so they are not perturbed as much with today's happening and today's youth commotion.

But what fears me most is the following: With this generation gone, do we have good historians who have captured 50,60, 70 times so that our generation and coming one will understand what India was and how it transformed rather than looking through microscopic lens of some media sensational headlines. I feel remorse that our parents haven't shared deeply with us about the issues of their childhood, youth at (country/state/city level) with us in details to make us feel valued of progress or changes in last 50 - 60 years. They have remained engrossed in our upbringing and making everything right for us. But in that upbringing they forgot to teach us how that time was. What were major turning events? etc. My father gives my tidbits by throwing some names when he was kid or young. I search on wikipedia and get shocked that what I think is today a major issue has large shaded of something as controversial and dynamic some 30 - 40 years ago.

I dont think our generation will ever count Mandal commission/babri masjid/economic liberalization as history. They are major events of our life and we will keep moving with them. Generation after 20 - 30 years may think of these events as history. How many kids who were in colleges or schools in north india during 1989 - 1993 remember the agitation, self immolation, banning of india-today issue for mandal commission. We'll say "it was the time".

I am not commenting if events are good or bad, but their impact. Like in the book, fight of indian classical music and film inspired music is so fascinating. People who helped migrants after partition had the strength which makes me bow my head to those nameless servants of my country. Single person who reshaped map of india (Linguistic), first CEC, countless other people, concept to create of big state enterprises to make social impact of unity and integrity. IAS exam is big thing today but what about people who competed in it during those years and got rejected in final interviews, which is very less today.

IIMA, who remembers in general public about first GM of HLL (now unilever), who brought that concept or other numerous industry leaders. Its not only Tatas or Ambanis or Nirma or Birla. There are many countless industry leaders and philosophisies which have been implemented in India and reshaped the country.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

my comment

People fondly reminisce their past but are not easily inspired by it – Dhiraj Sehgal