Sunday, September 10, 2017

Jimikki Kammal

While the song was released a few months back, i heard it first only a few weeks ago. And then the movie came out recently, in time for Onam. As soon as i had heard it the first time, the catchy tune stuck in my head.
But now this has become an internet sensation, kind of like the Kolaveri song. It all started, i think, with a group of girls putting out their dance version in youtube around the time the movie came out. And since then, there has been many a copycat version, original out-do version, yet another unique attempt version etc.

Well, its all over. And with it, the song is refusing to get off my head. I tried my bit to get others go crazy over this, 'cause why keep the hurt to yourself. Joy or madness or pain, it gets better if you share it with friends. So if you havent seen it yet. Then here it is again!

Monday, September 04, 2017

How to kill Innovation

Ever since i met my first Mac Book back in 2005, i have been in love with it. Probably even before. I had always been a lover of the Unix OS. And when i had to switch to the windows platform for business needs, i knew i am going to hate every moment of it. And i did.

Anyway, once acquainted with my Mac, i also began to appreciate small nuances made by Apple, and soon was sucked into the "Reality Distortion Field" created by Steve Jobs. But seriously, you have to hand it to him and his team. He clearly defined the concept of innovation, different from invention. There was no need to create some radical new widget if you can drastically improve the functioning of an existing one, or think of how to reuse it for a different purpose. Come on, explain to your kids, that you carried a Sony Walkman (which had a 60 minute or 90 minute playtime), or a CD player and had to constantly carry all the tapes and CDs to play the many different songs.

How do you kill innovation? Education. Well, you would think that education is the one that powers innovation in an inquisitive mind. Well, think again! Today, education is the one that actually kills of any inquisitive spirit left in your kids. And then when the kids come back from school, we the parents do the rest, kill off any effort to find support.

I am not very different. I try to be. But the fear of doing something radical, and failing is so intense and overpowering that if there is any purport left, it is easily suffocated into submission. But try i must. Try we must. Our kids deserve better.

Question. Everything and Anything. Reason Why!