on web 2.0

Web 2.0 — a wave of second-generation websites that are heavy on user-generated content and empower amateurs to upload and share content on the Net

Source: (dead link) The Telegraph – Calcutta : Weekend (http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070106/asp/weekend/story_7202699.asp)

Whom Else to Blame

Got a long mail on orkut some time back. some of the excerpts from it are:YOU say that our government is inefficient.YOU say that our laws are too old.YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.YOU say that the phones don’t work, the railways are a joke,The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach theirdestination.You say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolutepits.BUTYOU wouldn’t chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than thegarbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand.Why don’t YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo?etc etc.

Source: The Other Side of Life: A FreeRider’s Perspective: Whom Else to Blame

The Class of 2002

But it also reflects on strong economic fundamentals of India. The depressions and slowdowns in other countries have large sideeffects, sometimes lingering on for yrs to come. But not in India. We recovered in just 2 yrs, and marched on the paths of progress like never before.

Source: The Other Side of Life: A FreeRider’s Perspective: The Class of 2002

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