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Asia’s Population Vs. the World

I ran some numbers this afternoon for shit and giggles and I came across an astonishing stat. The populations and China and India combined as of 2008 are 2.5 billion people. In comparison the world population stands at 6.79 Billion persons.  The two emerging Asian economic superpowers have 36% of the world population!!!  No wonder President Obama is headed there (India) after the elections. No wonder Google shelved its "Don't be evil" mantra when it censored search to get into China. Here is the Wolfram Alpha query

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31 October 2010 at 12:26 - Comments

Random Thought of the Day…

What if you had $1 Trillion dollars?  That’s the number “1” followed by 12 zeros. What would you do with it? Something selfless or selfish?  I often think about what that kind of wealth accumulation would do to one man (or woman).  What could you buy? Actually, the better question to ask is what could you not buy?  Don’t say happiness because you could lease that much with $1 Trillion dollars.  There is fast approaching a day when the world will be confronting with a person who has amassed that much wealth. Soon, very soon in my opinion. Who could this mythical “trillionaire” be?  From what industry?  I have my answer as to what I would do with that kind of money. I’d be one evil son-of-a-bitch.

20 October 2010 at 21:10 - Comments

A Blossoming Love Affair with Twitter

Shhh!  Don’t tell Google Buzz but I’m starting to dig Twitter just a little more lately.  My moment of epiphany came the other night when I was looking at Mad Men.   Using the hashtag #MadMen I was part of a  live and interactive experience like nothing I’d experienced anywhere since Google Wave.  However, its still not the platform of choice for conversation.  For that I will continue to stick with Buzz.   But this realization has lead me to believe that there will be no Google Me and even if there is one that Facebook and Twitter have already won the social war.  It’s over. Sign the armistice and focus on building a superior platform for future services and technologies.  Google has Android, Media content and the enterprise in its future and these will be bigger game-changers.  I have come to accepted it and so should all the other fan-boys and girls out there (for which I am one of them).  In less time than it took for the fall of  Yahoo and Microsoft (ironically to Google) yet another disruptive players has appeared on the scene with the potential to eat its competitors lunch (that would be Facebook’s future assault on Google’s Ad business).  I am still in the Google camp, but as for the Google Social camp all hope is lost.  Social ain’t layers it’s the fabric and that I suspect Google will never get.

7 October 2010 at 20:03 - Comments