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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Ants, Computers, and Stuff Durable Link to this BLOG
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 water".


(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Last Modified: 12/31/2002

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