Reliance is almost near my doorstep. They have dug up the roads; got in their thick cables and it’s all 20 ft from the place where I live. Hopefully soon, I would have some decent options instead of BSNL. Well, someday we might just have fibre to home stuff- 100 mbps with on line gaming, file sharing, VoIP stuff all at the same time. It’s possible with today’s technology but not for a “developing” nation like us. With the likes of BSNL pimping it’s networks, we might never be able to see this kind of technology soon here.
So, it seems that their plans are on full steam ahead. Let me see if I can get some pics on line. I still have no idea about their tariffs but wouldn’t it be cool to have 1mbps for 500 per month unlimited? Or scalable bandwidth when you are file sharing or launched VoIP applications?
I am a bandwidth whore and surely there are others who have the same feeling.
On the flip side, I am missing writing all around here but life’s been twisted beyond reason. It’s ultimately the question of the career; I need to scale up my own efforts.
I shall keep you informed as usual; RSS feeds are the way to go. I noticed there are 71 readers ONLY. Is that an indication of popularity or unawareness?
No further news from CNN-IBN. I do finally agree with most of you to extend the idea beyond the narrow confines of the blog. It would do good to get some readership in order to generate a public opinion. Though, it’s very unflattering to work for a foreign owned media channel; Techwhack doesn’t have resources to get dedicated servers nor any other way to get multiple hosts to ensure that this blog is never down. We are trying to make the best of the given circumstances. These guys are awash with some serious cash. Plus, there seems to be some hassle with the CMS; I fail to understand as to why they aren’t implementing Word Press. It’s Open Source, the code is for everyone to see and setting up is a kids play. Even a BSNL employee can learn this. All they have to do is give the remote login; keep the administrator privileges to themselves like the plugins, templates et al. If they can’t do it, Techwhack can provide Word Press solutions. Yes, we’d do it free of cost for them! Though, I shudder at the thought of having any trace of Microsoft around. Puke…
The established media interests have a single minded dedication to scale up “eye balls” to ensure that their investments show immediate returns. For the same reason, I refused to run any advertisements here because it would have been an uphill struggle to ensure traffic and hope to capitalise that in revenues. Would you like to see underwear or sanitary napkins adverts here? You would see them on TV. (Interestingly, news channels haven’t aired any condom adverts so far- do they seriously doubt the viewership that it’s not fit for those?) While there has been no offer about remuneration, it would a trade off between readership and independence. The moment any post is “edited”, the deal is off. There aren’t many people who read blogs; by and large it remains opinionated and I doubt whether it has any effect on the “thinking patterns” of humans. The most inane blogs get most readership.
There is a lot more planned for the write up. As soon as I have some breathing time, it shall be up. I really want to focus on the Digital Divide for times to come. This is indeed a serious issue. Plus of course, a lot of Microsoft bashing and Open Source promotion. Once my thoughts are framed up, I shall put them here.
Surely, this blog has morphed from a “link catcher” and “telecom news” to something different. If only the Indian Telecom evolved to some decent standards.
Meanwhile, I did put up some links. One is notably on Bruce Perens and other on Richard Stallman. Both these guys are twisted in their own way but likeable all the same. Your comments are invited and welcome.