C O L L O G R A P H

Notes on interesting things

Cover Photo

One of my earlier photo is being used as cover photo for a book with no attribution. The original photo was uploaded to Trekearth. (And now I can see so many flaws in that photo)

Thanks to Sathiyan for the find.

Image

No time for meaningful headlines

MSOffice

Link to the news

Who makes money ?

The great fortunes of the information age lie in the hands of  companies that have established proprietary architectures that are used by a large installed base of  locked-in customers.

— Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian

Philosopher

A philosopher riding through the countryside on a train once leaned over to peer long and hard out the window. When asked what he saw, he replied that he was looking at a half of twenty sheep, and that he was wondering how he could find out about the other half.

How good are you in judging a book?

Venerable Joke

The Prince, travelling through his domains, noticed a man in the cheering crowds who bore a striking resemblance to himself. He beckoned him over and asked: ‘‘Was your mother ever employed in my palace?’’ ‘‘No, Sire,’’ the man replied. ‘‘But my father was.’’

– Quoted by Freud