It’s been a long time but I had been extremely tied up with the academic commitments. I promise to return to full time blogging once I am free from them.
Over the past few months, I have become cautious about the privacy on the net. One of the first moves was to switch over the name to Administrator. I had already moved away from Google; but more importantly, the last vestige was Google Reader; this too was given the boot in favor of Newsblur an independent developer based in New York and an excellent news reader.
Apart from this, I strongly recommend Ghostery and Noscript add-ons for your Firefox.
I have been following the 2G and the 3G scam but unfortunately, due to political compulsions, nothing has come out of the Supreme Court order. The key players are all out of jail. So all that drama that ensued was all for the show. Apart from this, there is no concrete action on ground regarding anything new in the pipeline, barring the 4G that is in the air. Airtel is rumored to launch it soon in key areas and beyond the wireline, Airtel is hoping that it would be a key determinant for it’s bottom line. Of course, the restrictions for “limited broadband” remain on course. You are unlikely to see “all-you-can-eat broadband” anytime now.
Interestingly, there is a trend of co-branded handsets for bundled offers for data. It’s not a sign of matured markets but rather a sense of desperation on part of the telecom companies to be able to sell anything. I don’t have any clue about the development of mobile apps but with overt reliance on Android to drive Google’s penetration in the heartland, mobile phones are slowly becoming ubiquitous. Well, there are more mobile phones than the toilets in this country!
Lets wait and watch for 4G. Lets see how it works out. I’d be back soon.