Archive for the ‘Computers and technology’ Category

Smart mobs has a link to some interesting research on our interaction with the internet – so, are you and the Internet a thing? A new poll shows that nearly 1 in 4 Americans say the Internet could be a stand-in for a significant other for a period of time. Among singles, the percentage was […]


Kids as young as 2 years old are downloading content to cell phones, computers, and portable digital music players according to a report from NPD Group – says this report on InformationWeek. Two year olds! I got my first mobile phone when I was 27; the study says, about 15% of 2- to 5-year-olds and […]


I am suffering from blogger’s block – so here I go linking to articles that I found interesting but couldn’t muster the energy to think more about. Maybe some other time… Reuters here says that the world’s digital divide is narrowing. However, the study reports that the difference between the world’s Web-savviest nation Denmark and […]


Here is a very interesting pointer from putting people first – The role of ethnographic research in driving technology innovation – Lessons from Inside Asia. The piece is about the Inside Asia project team from Intel which has spent over two years in seven different Asian countries, including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Korea, and […]


This weird and scary thing happened last night. Around 11 p.m. my husband who was browsing on the net received an SMS saying – your data folders are visible on my computer – please protect your data. Captain Desai. Or some such thing. Initially dismissing it as spam, my husband messaged back saying who is […]


My blog has been changing homes – and now will hopefully stop misbehaving and disappearing at will… It is now hosted by Madman. While on blogs, take the short MIT survey on blogs – their attempt is to understand the way blogs are affecting interpersonal and social communication… Specifically we are interested in issues of […]


This report from The Week says Xenitis Computers’ PC (AAmar PC in the east, AApna PC in the north, AAmchi PC in the west and NaMMa PC in the south) sells for Rs.10,000 – while the high end model is priced at Rs.25,000. Apart from the current pricing, two more things are striking : the […]