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