Friday, January 15, 2010

Formal vs. Informal IT Education

Now thats an old dilemma.

Formal education will give a firm standing and basics to the student.

But theer are various subject like hacking which can not eb taught but need to be explored and learnt.

There are a number of IT colleges in India who are churning graduates with theorotical background who are ultimately unemployable.

So what needs to be done is that education should be linked to experience.

A high schooler who could install windows 7 is better than a BE C.Sc who doesn't know much about Vista.

Also curriculam at colleges lack currency.

Those who read journals in the subjects like IT and management may be very forward in their knowledge compared to BE's or MS IT of many universities.

But people without formal degrees are looked down upon, and not easy to get a job.
So what do you think?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Innovation Intel

Intel is sure upto good stead with its i-7, i-5 and i3 range of Nehalam Processors.

There is a good PC for every need and there is choice,
what else the consumer or a prosumer may like.

There may be new models but no dough to get a new one for many now.

Hundreds of new models every month . just like the mobile and digital Camera market.

So finally the big companies are inventing and not copying the start ups.

There is a PC and processor for every budget and every use.

Its becoming difficult to keep track of hot models with new ones every month if not week.

So go ahead if you are thinking of buying a new PC , just keep in mind if it has a processor which woul not make you regret buying one for at least two years, like the i-5 for home users.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

What is a smart TV : Science Fiction

Sure a smart TV is not yet invented,
A smart Phone sure is there.
So just like a smart phone a smart TV would be a hybrid of computer and TV.
It would take my voice commands and switch channels and volumes.
It will take instructions on my favorite channels and send me SMS or voice mail to remind me of my programs,
Also I could SMS instruct it or phone it to record my favorite programs when I am out.
It would have about 100 TB of memory to create digital libraries of my fav songs and previews.
It would double up as a computer in spare time and allow me to internet.
It would show any of the progras in any native language I want with inbuilt translation capability.
And shucks any eligible guy reads this post will create this TV in two years or less,
and what credit rajeev gets,
oops 11 views.