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Why couldn’t we build chrome?

By on Sep 3, 2008 in Wisdom | 4 comments

One of the contestants of personality contest at VNIT, where I was one of the judges, said he wanted to go to USA so that he could get the new ideas and technology. I wasn’t quite impressed with that answer. Why would one go to some other country to get ideas? Do they have an environment where the brain gets more blood supply & produces all creative ideas? Yesterday, Google introduce its Chrome browser in over 150 countries around the world. While I’m listening to press adress delivered by Mr.┬áSundar┬áPichai, an IIT Kanpur engineer and vice president of product management at Google, I’m thinking – what if Mr. Pichai was in India? What if we could have the top brains from our IIT Computer Science department in one place – pay them well and get them to do the browser thing in India? Do you think we could have built a better browser in India? I’m not...