Twinnovation!

Hello folks. I am Kamesh, an old friend of Sunil. We studied in the same school but went different ways, and after many years we suddenly came across each other, and realized that both of us have ended up in the same vocation – Farming! He invited me to his Ideafarm to sow a few seeds, and so here I am. Thank you Sunil for inviting me to write in your blog.

So, shall we ‘let the music play on?’

Ok, here comes the Sun…

One person can be creative, but it takes two to create. Thats the law of nature 🙂

Jest apart, innovation is not a one person band. It works best when there is a buzz of creative players. Like the Beatles… Remember that song from their album “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”?

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song,
And I’ll try not to sing out of key.

(Chorus:)
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Oh, I get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh, Going to try with a little help from my friends

Lets sample some proof of the pudding, shall we?

ok, folks… Yesterday, as I was gazing at my Twitter screenscape, I chanced upon this conversation between two of my friends, Ashutosh and Sukumar. They are my twitter friends – I havent met Ashutosh at all, and dont have much of an idea where he is or what he does. I just like his tweets, and he reciprocates. I guess I must have retweeted some of his tweets, and another of my twitter friend Sukumar must have liked it, and then he connected with Ashutosh, and they started sharing  tweets.

As I am connected to both, I came across this conversation between the two of them, and they ‘twinnovated’.  Without further ado, I give below their tweets…

ashutosh_g 500M mobile phones is OK, but how many IN specific applications in local languages for those who dont speak eng? about 4 hours ago from Echofon

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rsukumar @ashutosh_g before that how many can even run apps? about 3 hours ago from UberTwitter in reply to ashutosh_g

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@rsukumar well, if the app offers something of value perhaps they can learn, we shldnt outrightly under-estimate someone who is unread 🙂 about 3 hours ago from Echofon in rep

 

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar In past I interned with n-logue of ashok jhunjhun. my experince shows rural IN is very receptive If 1 can offer d right service about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to rsukumar

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rsukumar @ashutosh_g i am sure ppl r receptive. Qn again – out of 500MM phones how many can run apps? If it cant run apps, receptivity is moot. about 3 hours ago from UberTwitter in reply to ashutosh_g

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar well, what i meant by apps were some basic facilites, if the value offered is good then app themselves can create market [1/2]

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar for ex. print your standard X and XII marksheets and railway tkt etc have created lots of small time entrepreneurs [2/2]

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar actually once in blore an autowalla asked me 2 read & explain d promotional offers on his cell, I realised then that they[1/2] about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to rsukumar

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar that they should have texted him in kannada! afaik all phones are anyway uncide enabled [2/2] about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to rsukumar

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rsukumar @ashutosh_g i am not undrestimating anyone. I am merely asking how many phones can run apps? Isnt that the rt qn to ask? about 3 hours ago from UberTwitter in reply to ashutosh_g

 

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rsukumar @ashutosh_g ok if you meant SMS and Voice as apps then i guess all 500MM count. Whether they all support unicode maybe something to check? about 3 hours ago from UberTwitter in reply to ashutosh_g

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar not aware of exact numbers,they can be found out, but as I said we can go top down 2, create apps which make meaning ..isnt it ? about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to rsukumar

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ashutosh_g @rsukumar even if its a sophesticated app, a barebones smartphone can be under 10k, a right app can create market for that …right ? about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to rsukumar

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rsukumar @ashutosh_g sure. but the mkt size wont be 500MM though. But that doesnt matter. a compelling app can drive buyers. very true. about 2 hours ago from web in reply to ashutosh_g

 

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Wasn’t that twinteresting?

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12 Replies to “Twinnovation!”

    1. Thats a great point Srini. Should have some forum that highlights native Indian innovations. NDTV used to have a show – some very interesting apps. Dont know if the show is still on. Among software products, some of the younger folks around talk well of zoho…

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  1. Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no backup.

    Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

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  2. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through
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