Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • Atoms, Not Apps, Will Power the Next-Gen Phones: by Christian Lindholm on GigaOm. “By “atoms,” I mean widgets, essentially, that provide contextually relevant links to service APIs. You may have an atom in the phone book for instance, which provides a contextual link to send a Facebook message right from a contact’s entry in the phone book.”
  • IT Disruption: from WSJ. “Technology is bursting out from the shackles of its desk-bound past. It has the power to disrupt business like never before.”
  • The Merits of a Liberal Education: by Arthur Dudney in Outlook. “India will be a fairer and more productive society if more students graduate with not only a set of specific skills but also a liberal arts-inspired capacity to acquire new ones.”
  • Democracy, Elections and Voting: by Atanu Dey. “Let’s look around, at the very least, to see if other ways of implementing democracy have been figured out by others.”
  • Why is Sonia Gandhi scared of Narendra Modi? by Francois Gautier in DNA. “Because, he seems to be the only alternative to her son Rahul Gandhi becoming prime minister in the next general elections.”

2 thoughts on “Weekend Reading

  1. Bankrupt media and Limited Leadership: Yesterday, May 13th, there was a blast which killed about 80 teenage soldiers of pakistan. Our Media just ignored it. It was a golden opportunity to highlight and guide the pakistanis that how much price they are paying for supporting good terrorists (dual policy on terrorism). Similarly, Indian Leader should have called up their counterpart and would told them to stand up against their terrorist and in support of their children. And India should have given the moral boost that we are there with them if their civil society takes on to the terrorists to root them out for ever. A lost opportunity! But next time the media and leader should work in this direction.

  2. I totally agree with Navin and appreciate his view becoz no one even have thought of this incident in this way,
    Certainly indian media and politicians have missed an opportunity