Let me tell you whats up.

Posted by , 4.03.2014, 10:46 am

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What if the most valued product/service in the world became something you didn’t use or had foreseen any use for yourself. That’s the first thought that came to my mind, when I heard that Facebook had bought Whatsapp, a cross platform instant messaging service*(thats how Wikipedia described it), for a whopping $19 billion. The fact that I didn’t use this particular “Mobile App”, made me question my own importance and relevance as a contributor to the world economy. I thought that I must have passed my sell by date as a potential target, or revenue creator for the corporations, and my need to exist was surely in question. My insecurity in regards to this situation was further justified, when I came to understand that the prevailing reason for this purchase was, that Facebook became worried about losing its younger user base. In danger of being deemed old & worthless, I downloaded Whatsapp, but it didn’t make me feel, any younger or any more valuable. Setting aside my personal anxieties, and looking at this from a more general perspective, it worth considering how this purchase in the larger scheme of technological evolution, would affect humanity as a whole, and the way […]

The Shifting Scale of Economics.

Posted by , 26.11.2013, 10:57 pm

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… and the evolution of the “Maldivian Dream” We have been led to believe that economic success has always been dictated by the scale of the population you are able to reach. This is applicable at every level, from individual to companies to countries. Within an individual level, trading your surplus produce, with your neighbors, was what shaped the conventional economic models that our livelihood is based on, built around the idea of specialization and division of labor. The individual evolved from subsistence livelihood, and formed companies or corporations, extending the scale of production, and with it, the need to reach further geographically, hence the beginning of what we now know as the industrial revolution. Large volume of people were required to concentrate within close proximity to reduce the cost of production, as well as develop the necessary homogenous markets for what was being produced, in order that wealth can be amassed in volume. Turn of the 20th Century saw centralization of mass populous groups into clusters and the formation of standardized urban spaces, more familiarly known as cities. – See more at: topysaeed.com

"I am thinking that what I am thinking might be wrong. If you think I’m going in the wrong direction,…"

Posted by , 31.03.2012, 10:11 am

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““I am thinking that what I am thinking might be wrong. If you think I’m going in the wrong direction, set me straight.”” – A novel by Mohamed Nasheed (Anni), the first Democratically elected Leader of the Maldives. Nasheed wrote this book ex…

Buraasfathivaru 09 moving IT to the cloudpast, present &…

Posted by , 20.06.2011, 2:44 am

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Buraasfathivaru 09
moving IT to the cloudpast, present & possible future of computing in the Maldivesa public lecture by Sofwathulla MohamedTuesday 9pm. 21th June 2011at South Beach Restaurant / 2nd Flr

Buraasfathivaru 08“Bidheysee Gina Bahugai Dheysee Sikka Jehun!”a…

Posted by , 4.06.2011, 9:15 pm

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Buraasfathivaru 08“Bidheysee Gina Bahugai Dheysee Sikka Jehun!”a public lecture by Ahmed Nazim AbdulSattar, G.KenereegeMonday 9pm. 6th June 2011at South Beach Restaurant / 2nd Flr
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"What would happen if the printed book had just been invented in a high-tech world in which people…"

Posted by , 27.04.2011, 4:03 am

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“What would happen if the printed book had just been invented in a high-tech world in which people had never done their reading from anything but computer screens?

“The unquestionable advantages of the computer would not be threatened by this new …

Design Tools for Designers, Femke Snelting19 steps to do a…

Posted by , 31.03.2011, 11:38 am

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Design Tools for Designers, Femke Snelting19 steps to do a Booklet, OsBlogText available on line: OSBlogPDF lay-out: berlin_pp.pdfPDF cover: cover_berlin.pdfLicense: Licence Art LibreDate of publishing: 13-09-2006 (Wizard of OS – Berlin)
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You are not connected to the internet. Connect Maldives: Our aim…

Posted by , 9.03.2011, 6:35 pm

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You are not connected to the internet.
Connect Maldives: Our aim is to secure free internet access for all.
Connecting the Maldives through the internet 
In 2008, MDP’s government came to power pledging to improve the quality of Maldivian life, cent…

No.01: Dynamics of Critical Internet Culture (1994-2001) about…

Posted by , 8.03.2011, 4:31 am

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No.01: Dynamics of Critical Internet Culture (1994-2001)
about this publication: This study examines the dynamics of critical Internet culture after the medium opened to a broader audience in the mid 1990s. It is Geert Lovink’s PhD thesis, submitted…

“ މަގުމަތީގައި ހިންގާފައި އުޅުމަކީ ވަރަށް ދާހިއްލާ…

Posted by , 2.03.2011, 5:23 pm

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“ މަގުމަތީގައި ހިންގާފައި އުޅުމަކީ ވަރަށް ދާހިއްލާ ކަމެއް 
ހިންގާފައި ދާއިރު ފެންނާނެ ބައިވަރު ފަހަތުގަ ގޮނޑި ހުސްކޮށް، އެކަކު ދުއްވާ…