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India: The Global Dump Yard For Technology & Products

By on Mar 3, 2011 | 8 comments

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It might sound harsh to our ears but the title is a fact. India, because of its lack of innovation in technology and huge popular, has become the dump-yard for all global corporations to dump technology and cash-in from the levftovers. And we Indians – with no spine, no pride, no patriotism, no innovation, don’t mind being one. We’ll always keep patting our own back for being the third world ‘developing’ country and having our GDP grow at 8+ per cent. Shame on us.

Since most of you reading this directly or indirectly belong to technology background, I hope you’ll agree with me. We’ve been producing communication & electronics engineers since many years (decades) and it took us bloody 10 years to see ‘3G’. Oh well, my BSNL 3G doesn’t even give me 30kbps. The world is already on 4G and we’re still trying to welcome 3G. Something’s seriously wrong with Indian Technical People.

Apple introduced iPad in India few days ago. Why? Because they were ready to introduce iPad 2 in the USA and the rest of the world (excluding India, of course) and had to get rid of the unsold iPad 1. Isn’t that common sense? Now people in India will happily buy iPad 1s for the price more than what it was in the USA. The same is true with everything – even our defense purchases!

I wonder why Indians take pride in showcasing ‘Sukhoi’ planes at Raj path on Republic and Independence day. We just bought them and Russians surely know better technology and war technology than India. Otherwise, are they nuts to sell their latest technology to us?

Things are going wrong. No one cares.



8 Comments

    • The Big K

      March 4, 2011

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      The techies should first realize and stop being content with their achievements. People should start looking beyond their comfort zone and be willing to take risks. I see this as our next ‘freedom fight’.

      We seriously need two kinds of people to change the technology scene of this country –

      1. People who can start new technology companies.
      2. People who are willing to join the new technology companies.

  1. Amit

    March 4, 2011

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    3. The influential Indians (which will with time include those mentioned in 1 & 2) will have to exert more power over the governments, lobby and advice them to ensure that the country’s technological progress isn’t hampered by archaic legislation and political greed & corruption.

  2. Ishan Topre

    March 6, 2011

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    I disagree with you biggie.While you may be right on some counts but I think you are being a bit too harsh.
    But yeah we do require a next freedom fight.This time in technology. 🙂

  3. aditya

    March 6, 2011

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    an ipad with 3g cost 850$ in usa. it had to be similarly priced in india. there just wasnt enough demand for it at that price. it is the same reason why iphone failed miserably in india. as long as india doesnt produce enough consumers for these big ticket items, no one is going to risk entering the market. 3g coverage in india is bad. apple is not going to do that for you. get the basic infrastructure up. all these other things will tag along.

    try to understand how the concept of supply and demand works. Apple is notorious for not reducing their prices, and Indian consumers are very price sensitive.

    • The Big K

      March 6, 2011

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      You do have a point. I believe India does have buyer base that cares for high-end gadgets. I may not be aware of the product launch costs here in India, but Apple could have introduced it anyway, any item sold would have added to their profits.

      Why are they releasing it here now?

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