Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The history of computing in India

Books 2 Byte
India: A portrait
Patrick French
(Penguin)

On Samurai swords, computer chips, and maya

Meet Srikanth Nadhamuni, who is ‘in his mid-forties, with a strong, pointed face and a sense of direction,' as Patrick French describes in ‘India: A portrait' (Penguin). “I had originally come to talk to him about the eGovernments Foundation, a ‘social startup' which aimed to improve governance through new technology, but we diverted to a more arcane subject,” reports French, about the discussion in a Bangalore Barista coffee shop.

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