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Everybody wanna laptop!

By on Aug 1, 2008 in Wisdom | 1 comment

Yo! All you cool dudes & dudettes out there! I know you wanna laptop! It makes you look cool! Huh? The fact is – you all are bozos! Few days back, I had an interesting conversation with a IT/Software dude (aka professional). The dude explained that he badly needed more salary (and money, in general) because he wanted to buy a laptop! Fine! Out of curiosity, I asked him why he needed a laptop. He explained to me that he usually gets bored on weekends because of the unavoidable load shedding / power cuts which prevents him from watching movies on TV. So, the best alternative he thought was to buy a laptop! The dude was willing to spend up to Rs. 40,000 on that laptop with a big screen & brand. He needed Rs. 40,000 more and the problem of ‘less money’ was bothering him. I told him he could easily buy a DVD Player [Rs. 1000] and an Inverter [Rs. 2500] and he could enjoy...

Xobni – doesn’t impress me.

By on Feb 16, 2008 in Wisdom | 0 comments

The world is going ga-ga over the email once again. Ever since javascript & AJAX started powering the web pages, there’s been a flood of companies wanting to do something ‘new’ to the rich internet applications. Google launched its Gmail, Zimbra came up with Zimbra Collaboration Suite and others are following the trend. Yahoo too, launched its AJAX powered webmail few days ago. While the world moves from desktop applications to rich internet applications, there are still few companies that believe in the power of desktop applications. Xobni (its Inbox reversed!) is one of them, in my opinion. Take a look at Xobni’s demo video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYwNhyvCmuo No doubt Xobni has introduced a good set of features. However, how often and how many of us are really going to need them? Let’s take the ‘extracting phone numbers from...