Jul 2, 2008

Indias net sucks, Google is evil and double check everything in life, thanks.

This is in blog posts, especially in terms and conditions and not forgetting double checking every damn thing.

Airlines are making money not just with abysmal rates now (domestic flying) but also on cancellation charges. You get punished if you book the date wrong. Never mind that your credit card might be charged double with the stupid internet we have in India, which is not only a shame in it's speed but way too costly for an individual to afford. Unless you are Vijay Mallya, in that case you won't be booking your ticket anyway. And it's not your money either.

Seriously there are 2 things that are really stupid and I want to talk about them today.

The Indian Internet.
What progress do you call when you have a billion dollar Arms deal and no internet? You won't even be able to pinpoint the location of the country you want to bomb. In our case it would usually be Pakistan, those poor bastards are blamed for everything anyway. We have the worlds 2nd highest mobile market (those chinese sonamabitches are leading in that too) but one of the most underdeveloped internet services in the world. And I am not even talking about the totally frustrating customer experience with BSNL to just set up a line.
Retarded. The future is the internet. Please spend more time on it Mr.Sadmohan Singh. Screw what the left or the right parties are deciding, Vajpayee is history and Advani is old enough to join him too. I just got charged twice on my CC because my internet hung. And I have a 1mbps connect, I pity the poor fool who uses a 256 kb connect. Fix this shit now you dickworks or else im sending the bills over to you.

Jerry Yang and why Google is really evil.
I am not talking about the poker winner, that guy's smart. And lucky. I am talking abou tthe one that's filed zero in both departments, the Yahoo CEO is quite possibly the dumbest guy ever. Now his position is threatend and he has nothing to show for his company love. He's a good nerd, programs well but cannot lead a company by just donning a suit. The MS deal should have gone well, now shares are dropped and so will he if Cahn has his way.

And the real grey guys. Google. I am using their blogger service and email and I love it. I would want nothing more than them to succeed. But why isn't anyone blaming them for their monopoly aggression in online advertising? By washing out Yahoo for their 21 percent online share market and consolidating to a grand total of 85 percent, they have effectively shut off any possible competition from MS, the only guys in the vicinity.

Didn't Microsoft actually get their ass hauled to courts for this? How come the don't do evil company get away with it so easily? Just cause Eric Schmidt has a friendlier smile? That is why you have so many posts about the Google vs Microsoft wars.

Crying shame.


2 comments:

Brad said...

lol @ this post.

Keep it up!

Kaushik said...

:) i sense the frustration within you young jedi. Strong it is.....

-) you think internet in India is retarded, try kuwait on for size...

-) difference between what MS is doing and what Google does is quite significant.. MS is not bound by any rules, if they take over the advertising market of Yahoo, there is no binding clause. They can control it in any way they wish to, and this cannot be entirely healthy for the internet in general(case in point hotmail Vs Gmail) look at the progress between the two, we all started with hotmail, MS controlled it in every possible way.... imagine what life would have been without Gmail and only hotmail.... Google is at heart open , they are bound ethically from doing anything as drastic as MS. On the other hand everyone knows MS has had megalomaniacal tendencies. They would be excused (which is not a good thing, true everyone would crib the hell out of MS, but whats so different now ?), not the case with Google...

-) I read somewhere online, there is no good or evil in business, there is only the smart. Google likes to flaunt their do only good motto. Fact of the matter is , that is a strategy in itself. Google is smart , google is great period.....

-) the airlines are doing what they have to do survive i.e being "smart"......