Demand and Supply and the flip-smart syndrome. Reply

Some technologies are designed to fail you, so that you will want more and more of them, and you will be prepared to pay higher prices.

Laptops and girlfriends come to mind.

Lets just discuss the laptops. I originally intended the wrote up as a two line joke, which are not allowed in our civilized world, perhaps because we do not know how to deal with such, so let just go and discuss the laptops. You can replace that with anything of your choice. Lets say blogging is a technology invented to keep us busy and less harping about our day today problems and let capitalism has its sighs of relief.

The prices I have paid for my laptop, if I had saved them, I could have easily purchased a hatchback, in today’s time. Believe it or not. But the same laptops are now available at mere 30000. More…

Airplanes are cheaper modes of communication than auto-rikshaw. Reply

Per km fare of a typical airfare now a days could be Rs 3. That for an auto Rs 14.

If you were to (only hypothetically: spherical cow) continue to travel via auto for 1500 kms, you would spend far more for the fare this way, than for an airplane, in that proportion, apart from fatigue, time of travel, inconvenience and other contingencies.

But airplanes do look like auto, in some sense, usually 3 main places where wheels are located in an airplane? atleast asis visible right away, in the reverse order of an auto, although technically airplanes could have far more numbers of wheels. More…

Socialism is no answer. Reply

Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1:39 am UTC + 05:30

… Let’s not confuse between socialism on one hand and compassion, humanistic concerns and equitable wealth for the communities on the other hand, because of poverty as a value system. Whats poverty got to do with inaccessibility? Accessibility is such an economic luxury, but spasms* created in education and community growth, can create barriers to such luxury …

spasm; short lived and involuntary growth, sporadic growth.

The academic sky of Asia. Reply

4. Rep of Korea: 14% organizations in top-100. Korea is 1.2% of Asia population.

Result: Korea provides about 12 quality organizations for each percentage of its people, normalized to Asia. Korea provides 1 quality organizations to about 7% of Asia population.

{quality orgs for its own people, normal to Asia; Korea 12 orgs/%, Japan: 7 orgs/%, China: 2orgs /%, India: 0.1 orgs /%}

{quality orgs for Asia population; Japan: 1 to 7%, China: 1 to 7%, Korea: 1 to 7 %, India 1 to 33%}

I haven’t scanned other countries such as Israel and UArabE. I am sitting in a cyber cafe to do this analysis and the keyboard was installed in 1556, so basically can’t type efficiently, its like pushing a stone with your elbow hair, like there is any. More…

Scrapping Outsourcing 2

Scrapping outsourcing will hamper all major economies badly, not just those who provide cheap human resources. The money India begets from outsourcing, a lion’s share goes into the elites, rich men and political powers. How? There are no small powers in outsourcing. These are mid-sized or larger corporates. So they benefit and who else benefits? >> The Governments. The Governments tax heavily, more than 1/3rd they take as tax. eg If you get 100$ profit … More…

Scrapping Outsourcing Reply

Scrapping outsourcing will hamper all major economies badly, not just those who provide cheap human resources. The money India begets from outsourcing, a lion’s share goes into the elites, rich men and political powers. How? There are no small powers in outsourcing. These are mid-sized or larger corporates. So they benefit and who else benefits? >> The Governments. The Governments tax heavily, more than 1/3rd they take as tax. eg If you get 100$ profit … More…