Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Ants, Computers, and Stuff|| |
| Ants Don't Know Pythagoras Theorem|
This morning over breakfast Kim pointed out to me something that I never
thought of before. Once the ants find a source of food, they don't follow
the same path to carry the food home, but instead find a new one. Typically,
this new path is neither shorter nor easier.
I am pretty sure she was talking about my haphazard way of doing
things -- disorderly, and relying more on instinct, feel, and common sense, than
on foresight and planning. Oh Well.
Talking about ants, check out the English translation of an interesting essay
my father wrote about ants in Ants
and I that I translated. He dwells on topics such as health of the ants, beauty of the ants,
and erecting memorials for ants. Also read about the tribal boy who avanged the bites of red ants in Ants, Adults, and Tribals.
Why India Needs Computers
Read my essay on experiences of introducing computing for common people in Revolution
Slightly Ahead of its Time. I have quoted a visionary on the proverbial
debate on "Why India needs computers, when what it needs is drinking
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Tuesday, December 31, 2002|
Last Modified: 12/31/2002
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