The hare and tortoise is the classic adage that taught the virtues of going slow. Had the hare not rested, he would have won. It was stupidity on his part. The tortoise had nothing to loose and was slowly walking towards the “goal”- the original story doesn’t mention as to how long it took tortoise to win.
However, it seems that Indian telecom operators have embraced the tortoise approach rather too seriously. While a tortoise may move, these idiots seem to have their boots leadened up- they refuse to drag.
This is damning state of affairs- we are held hostage to a few glorified morons who draw fancy salaries and perks- without moving the things on the ground. Clearly, even in the name of IT- we are laggards. Suffice to say that we are happy to serve as “low cost destination” for offshoring- euphemism for cyber coolism.
Some attempt has been made to analyse the state of affairs Despite what the paid PRO’s claim, it is clear that data services are not on anyone’s radar.
Why am I peturbed?
I came across this link on Business Week which details South Korea’s broadband roll out
More on Emergic.org
It’s about the emerging scenario as to what the technology can do. Plus of course, the public and the private partnership. Excerpt:
What distinguishes South Korea’s effort is the intense cooperation between the IT industry and the government — in sharp contrast with the U.S., where the government devotes few resources to the development of broadband and wireless technologies. Indeed, the soul of many of Korea’s machines is not in the laboratories of Samsung Electronics Inc. or mobile operator SK Telecom, but at the state-run Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Daejon, 170 km south of Seoul.
Despite US agressive roll out, it is still a laggard as far as Japan is concerned This needs free registration at the website. (Avoid this by going to BugMeNot and type in the URL. You would get the login details)
Perhaps we may be condemned for ever to stay as a “developing country” identified as the third world nation while others race ahead. Most people learnt from the hare- to seize the initiative and rest not till one reaches the target. We refuse to learn from the tortoise.