12 Oct 2005 gnumuthu   » (Journeyer)

For scientists, Politics is waste of time. Innovation need not happen in ivory towers. Infrastructure is necessary for innovation.

Google starts a blogsearch, followed by yahoo!

Thomas Friedman, of NewYork Times, book "World is Flat" talks [sugar coated & eulogized] 'advent' of globalization and sucks up to the Corporate America. Al Gore didnot invent the Internet; Microsoft seemingly did. If Mr Friedman writes another Flat-World-2.0 he'd say the world is now viewed in a lambert-conical, mapped conformally on a paraboloid or a hyperbolic plane and its back to a ovoid world, a twisted football. I never know why Friedman talks about Bangalore as some potential middle-class-american-trap, and black-hole for american-jobs? or Bangalore being the back-offfice of the world?

Though some nuggets in the middle of his book, Id take it with a pinch of salt.

Globalization is not necessarily bad, but its more and more, flattening [razing-to-ground?] traditional industries and cultures? in 3rd world countries [India?] and increasingly making lives insecure [American? too] and leads to some kind of accelerator effect to the economy. Keep running faster, faster, faster ...

Globalization is bad for Indias poor. It is. For Indian educated young person, Globalization is opening up the so-called trickle down effect and we are finally seeing some cents trickle form the economy.

So much for George Bush being re-elected.

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