January 30, 2012
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In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of Guinness Breweries, was involved in a drunken argument about which of Europe’s many game birds could fly the fastest. Unable to settle the argument even after consulting a well-stocked library, he commissioned a new reference book that would be filled with the sort of facts that people routinely argue about over beer — the fastest, furthest, most expensive, largest, and so forth.
Thus was Guinness World Records born, and it has continued to this day.
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August 26, 2010
In the beginning: The making of the Mac.
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Very interesting article on the ups and downs in development of Macintosh operating system.
August 16, 2010
How do you define greatness ?
One who is the best in what he does ? Numbers and facts of an individual that proves he is great ?
One who can arouse emotions in a group of people, every time he comes to do/perform whatever he is good at. The emotion that drives into people when they speak about him/her.
I feel its the latter. No numbers, no certificates can make or prove he or she is great. Its emotions that drives through people makes some one great. Its a charisma that cannot be built in one day. He/She has to go through their ups and downs in the front eyes of the people, achieving and losing many things to be able to drive such emotions. People should be able to relate to what he/she does to understand that he/she is great and celebrate his/her greatness.
I feel greatness is kind of a perception. Its is not a false perception, it is true perception because it get developed over long period of time, sometime it takes life time of a person.
I couldn’t help rubbishing the following article, claiming that Sehwag is greater that Sachin Tendulkar.
Bradman best, Sehwag greater than Sachin: Study
The numbers the economist have come up with does not have anything to do with the greatness of any individual. They are mere a fact of their performances. Some one with best records need not necessarily be great. It the perception of the people that make individual great.