Archives for August 2014

A Debate on GDP, Wealth and Economy

By Senthil Ratnasabapathy The discussion is on, again. It is all about whether or not the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) correctly reflects the status of the economy and wealth of a country. The latest discussion began after some European countries, following a directive by the European Union, started counting revenues through sex trade, drugs and contraband items such as tobacco. The EU … [Read more...]

Super (Perigee) Moon, A Preamble

  Photo taken two days before the super full moon in August, 2014. … [Read more...]

A Dip in a Mud Volcano in Colombia

This is an article I wrote in 2006, after my visit to the mud volcano. Senthil Ratnasabapathy “Don’t wait outside, friend, come join us,” the masseur stretched his arms inviting me. From my location in the narrow, circular bank, I looked at him, and then around him in the ‘pool’. Some were being massaged by his colleagues while some others were just relaxing. I looked again at the pool, … [Read more...]

Ofcom Calls for Public Input Into Internet of Things Era

The British communications regulator Ofcom is seeking public’s input in its efforts to devise a strategy to handle the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) era. The 14-page document, titled Promoting Investment and Innovation in the Internet of Things, is very extensive in laying out the issues, opportunities and challenges faced by regulators as they seek to come to grips with IOT era. British … [Read more...]

Thread Group Formed to Create Internet of Things Network

Some of world’s biggest technology companies have come together to form a new alliance to create new tools to facilitate home-centered Internet of Things (IoT) device interoperability. The alliance, called the Thread Group, will primarily focus on creating wireless network protocols to facilitate IoT devices connect with each other seamlessly and without being energy hogs. The seven founder … [Read more...]