Sunday, September 10, 2006

Ignorance or Arrogance?!?!?!

I read a blog in Information Week - Indian Schools Ditch Microsoft For Linux, Kill Golden Goose. Its about Kerala's decision to teach Linux in schools instead of Microsoft. I was astonished to the extent people read this simple decision made in a school district in Kerala. I mean its like any decision made in any school district in the US. The article and people who has commented it reflects not only their ignorance about other countries and cultures but also their arrogance (in some). The blog and the comments, reminded me of a line in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" - "...do not try to make them understand you and do not try to understand them. That is because they are a breed apart and they make no sense...".

The proverb - "The fish would have not gotten into trouble if it has simply shut its mouth" - proves to be true for the author of the blog.

4 comments:

Badhri said...

Read the blog that you have quoted. Laughable! To believe that using MS will actually help them get a job in MS shows that he is a total technical dumbo!

I have learned about how sw installation happens, for an example, much too deeper using Linux, while using MS, I it never even stuck me to think about it. The kerala move may be motivated by "anti-capitalism" but the incidental result will for sure be good@

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

Yep that guy sounds like stupid.

Anand said...

I was amazed at the conclusions that these people have made.

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

The cause and affect looks not tied properly. It is like arguing, Why don't USA gives more immigration to Pakistan, as USA supplies arm to them?.