Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Black Belt

A martial artist was kneeling before the master sensei in a ceremony to recieve a hard earned black belt.
after years of relentless training, the student has reached the pinnacle of achievement in the discipline.

"before granting the belt, you must pass one more test," says the sensei.
I am ready responded the student, expecting perhaps one final round of sparring

"you must answer the essential question: what is the true meaning of the black belt?"

"the end of my journey" says the student. "a well deserved reward for my hardwork"

the sensei waits for more. clearly, he is not satisfied. finally the sensei speaks," you are not yet ready for the black belt. return in one year."

a year later the student kneels again in front of the sensei.

what is the true meaning of the black belt?" asks the sensei.

"a symbol of distinction and the highest achievement in our art," says the student.
The sensei says nothing for many minutes, waiting, clearly, he is not satisfied. finally, he speaks," you are still not ready for the black belt. return in one year."

a year later, the student kneels once again in front of the sensei. and again the sensei asks," what is the true meaning of the black belt?"

" the black belt represents the beginning- the start of the never ending journey of discipline, work and the pursuit of an ever higher standard," says the student.

"yes. you are now ready to recieve the black belt and begin your work."

Some people say, the sensei dint give the black belt in the earlier years because still the artist hadn'paid the dues of the fees.

Monday, October 22, 2007

இரகசிய சினேகிதிக்காக

அனைவரும் ஆயிரம் முறை அழைத்தும்
அவன் அசையவில்லை செவியும் சாய்க்கவில்லை
அவளின் மௌன மொழியில் மூழ்கிவிட்டதால்!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Google and Gphone

When Apple iPhone was making history, there was a widespread news that GOOGLE will launch gPhone and will give Apple a run for the money.
It was quite interesting to read an article in information week, titled, "Why Google wont sell a gPhone?" (Thanks to the Google Desktop web clips gadget, if not would have never come across this article)
The thought that, it could also be a ploy to strike relationships with every carrier and having a psychological advantage over them on the deal table could be a real possibility.
Does the data, "Google share price was almost 20 percent up in the last 6 weeks " in the article also suggests, it is just a stunt to keep the share prices up with the buzz being generated? ( Am i reading too much between the lines?)
If both the above could be true, what is the power that Google wields on the minds of the people? Just a mere possibility or a stupid conclusion, sends shock waves to the carriers, generates theories with innovative suggestions that they are doin something path breaking(wimax and wifi phones independent of carriers and what not hypothesis) and not to mention the soaring of stock prices?
I would really agree with the conclusion of the article that they are possibly building a mobile OS. Arent they challenging the microsoft on all fronts, especially the OS. Google docs, spread sheets and powerpoints and sponsoring mozilla. May be one day all the applications will be running on a browser.
I was also able to come up with one more reason why google will not sell gPhones? You can't have a hardware in the perpetual beta stage!!! :-)

Friday, October 05, 2007

Disclaimer About My Dabblings on...

Ever Since i wrote my first poem people do ask me the question in various possible permutation and combinations.

Who the hell is that "

That's my family Kay, it's not me. "

I am telling you readers, "This is my blog, not me"

Do you know all alcoholics deny that they are alcoholics?