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Robert

Hello,
If you do not mind, could you add your blog to www.feedblitz.com ???

This will make it possible for me to subscribe easily to ur interesting blog.

Thank you,
Robert

Tushar D

It seems their first version failed to mention that zero was invented in India. Their revised version mentions that Hindus in India "were the first to embrace and actively use" zero. But fails to mentions that Indians invented the damned thing. And a lot earlier than the Babylonians and Ptolemy.

GK

Robert,

Done. Let me know if it works.

One very powerful idea which hasn't been understood by more than a few geeks is "open source".

It is a powerful new concept which builds on the fact the digital technology makes the transmission/reproduction of ideas essentially so cheap that we can treat them as free. Typically shared resources suffer from the tragedy of the commons, in that they get used up, worn out, and/or over used to the point of uselessness. But the digital world allows for a shared resource (software or content) to be replicated infinitely without any of the problems experienced in the physical world. Now we have the benefits of collaboration without the tragedy of the commons.

I predict this will have powerful effects on society. In essence open source becomes a huge new pool of capital that will drastically lower the bar for new ventures and existing companies.

For example, consider the comparative costs of these old verses new pairs:

* blogs/newspapers
* Youtube/TV station
* University/internet courses
* LexusNexus/ google search
* USPS / email

blert

To skip railroads?...

Heat engines?...

Mass production?...

NOT a serious or informed analysis.

Trite.

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