Thursday, April 19, 2007

On Demand Computing

It is a rather humbling coincidence that all the talk about always-connected on-demand computing at Web 2.0 conference and the major outages of Blackberry and Turbotax happened in the same week. In the Western World, we can take on-demand availability of water and electricity for granted. However, the Internet connection reliability and availability is a reminder to us how the other half of the world copes with unreliable supply of water and electricity on a daily basis. I think the Web as a platform for mission-critical enterprise computing will eventually happen but not in the next few years.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Web 2.0 Conference

I had a chance to attend the Web 2.0 conf keynotes in San Francisco today. Having been in mobile software space for sometime, all the talk about mobile web 2.0 and endorsement by Eric Schmidt of Google resonated well for me. The real ubiquity of Web 2.0 will not materialize until every possible mobile access device including handsets and cell phones allow people to enjoy the benefits of the collaborative web. A good start seems to have been made but we have a long way to go.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Don Imus's Outrage

There's a justifiable outrage in response to Don Imus's reprehensible racist and sexist remarks. Imus should his lose his job and the platform he has used to perpetrate this outrage.
But as we join the chorus of condemnation, let us ask the question: Would there be similar outrage as widely expressed if the offense had been targeted at a smaller religious or ethnic group?

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Haq Family in Europe

Here are a few pics from our European vacations.