Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|RIP: Indya.com|| |
| Madhu Menon:
How to Waste 50 Million Dollars -- on the ugly rise and ugly fall of Indya.com|
This is really sad, because US$ 50,000,000 would have gotten a very long way in India. For instance, with per capita income of $500 a year -- which is India's average -- it would have created enough work for 100,000 people for one whole year!
That's India for you -- on one side there is utter poverty, on another side there is abuse of wealth. See: Extreme Nation -- The Contradictions of India
BTW, Madhu calls himself a Usability Consultant, that's an unknown job description for most web companies. A usability expert is supposed to enhance the user-experience of a website, but sadly most websites pay little or no attention to this critical area of the web design/development. With the downfall of dot-coms, that's just another of the job descriptions you won't see in a while.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Sunday, November 4, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.