Friday, March 17, 2006

Learn French or German

Anshu's cousin asked us today if he should take a French class or German class in college. My answer:

I have a visitor today in my office who is a Polish
guy working for a German company (SAP) in France. I asked him your
question. He gave me the following answers:
1. French is more used by business people in Europe.
2. German is more useful in the technology area and it is a more 'dynamic'
3. German people usually know English.
4. French people are very uncomfortable with English.
5. He recommended learning German.

My conclusion: If you want to go into a technical field, learn German. If
you want to go into the business field, learn French.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Gates, too, makes fun of the $100 laptop

Everyone is making fun of Negroponte's $100 laptop.


NCAA Stupidity

So they want to stream the early rounds of NCAA basketball games live on the Internet for free: fantastic. Now the bad news: You are 128,538 in the line. Please don't close this window. And the line moves every 2 minutes by about 100 people. If you wait until next March and do not close this window, you'll definitely get to watch a game or two. For FREE!


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Maureen Dowd goes ga-ga over Obama

I have Barack Obama's autograph. I hope to see it on eBay for a lot of money one day.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

US and India - what next?

'What does it take for India and US to have a stronger relationship than UK and US?' Pramod Haque, VC and partner at NVP, asked at a TiE talk today. He was quoting Congressman Jerry Lewis.

Pramod Haque is lobbying heavily for a very special relationship between India and US for the development of next generation technologies like nanotech, energy, homeland security etc.

His argument is that US doesn't have enough talent to produce the next big thing. US universities do a great job with research and VCs can fund marketing but hard core development has to be funded by US and Indian governments and done with Indian manpower.

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