Archives for June 2007

Why not to do a startup?

A well written article by Marc Andreessen (co-founder of Netscape) on startups. Few points from the article,

  • Most importantly, realize that a startup puts you on an emotional rollercoaster unlike anything you have ever experienced.
  • In a startup, absolutely nothing happens unless you make it happen.
  • Hiring is a huge pain in the ass.
  • God help you, at some point you’re going to have to hire executives.
  • The hours.
  • There are lots of X factors that can come along and whup you right upside the head, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about them……More

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Readership of local languages on the net is on the rise

It was good to read about the rise in the interest of Indian languages on the internet,

“The above dichotomy of 59% preferring local language and only 12% visiting the sites and a sharp drop of 30% (42% visiting local language site last years to 12% this year) internet users no more visiting local language website itself explains a demand supply gap. Possibly lack of local language content and applications for preferred internet activities coupled with lack of awareness of local language websites is the culprit.” (The original article on is no longer available)

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Apple releases Safari browser for Windows

Apple® today introduced Safari™ 3, the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs and Macs. Safari is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as IE 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. Safari joins iTunes® in delivering Apple’s legendary user experience to both Windows and Mac® users as well as full support of open Internet standards. Safari 3 features easy-to-manage bookmarks, effortless browsing with easy-to-organize tabs and a built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the latest news and information. Safari 3 public beta is available today as a free download at More

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Lido in its new avatar is back!

Lido Theater, Ulsoor, Bangalore

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Technology SUCKS :-(

I guess I may get be fired for making such a statement, after all Technology is my bread earner! Hang on..

I read in the papers (Times, Deccan Herald etc) today about International Women’s Conference being held at Art of Living International Centre. Few statistics which will worry you (and me), Read more on Technology SUCKS :-(…