Why couldn’t we build chrome?


If you are reading this post or even if you just stumbled upon this, please try to answer the above question.

Its not limited to just Google chrome. Its got to do with entire software product industry. Whether it is Microsoft, Oracle, Google or any one else. While 53% of our GDP growth is being credited to the IT/ITES industry, Its sad that very few of the many million Indian engineers have not come up with any thing innovative.

Your comment is highly valued to trigger some introspection.

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8 thoughts on “Why couldn’t we build chrome?

  1. hmm .. you keep on changing your themes this often :-). I am sorry to say that India has been positioning itself as the country where crappy jobs are done happily. so we have ended up as the country of support engineers, since that is 80% of the bread and butter of big firms.

  2. it’s funny, the more i use Chrome (for windows), the more unstable it seems to get… crashes a lot more, can’t handle sites with flash, hangs every time i close a tab… all that to say, i’m switching back to Firefox

  3. Hmm. I wrote a post about the same topic – http://superblog.crazyengineers.com/2008/09/03/why-couldnt-we-build-chrome/

    See, what I feel is –

    1. We’ve forgotten that we were once the most innovative, creative country in the world.
    2. We are raised to believe that ‘development’ is something that the guys in USA/UK do.
    3. Throughout our childhood, our idols are our neighborhood seniors who topped every damn exam on the planet and went to USA where their talent got appreciated.
    4. ‘Money’ is the focus and we seek ways to hit the gold-mine. That’s why most of us take up engineering, medicine, mangement etc. to get safe & secure job as early as possible in life.
    5. We do not take risks – of any type.
    6. We are jealous of others’ success. We don’t use this jealousy for our benefit.
    7. We want everything for free – without any efforts or investments.
    8. We want ‘Shivaji’ and “Sikandar’ to be born in our country – but we never dare to be the one.
    9. We preserve our abysmally low levels of patriotism.
    10. We are proud of being ‘like that only’.

    …that’s why my friend, we couldn’t build Chrome.

  4. Because:
    We are not evil and have high tolerance : chk the license agreement clause “11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.”

    2. We have been taught since very young, that cheating is no good idea. Chrome’s features are all copied … mostly and I hate their threading model neway!
    http://blogoscoped.com/forum/140779.html

    3. its 0.2 release and 🙂 I don’t let my adrenaline pump over alphas!

    4. India (read Indian IT companies) has a different business model and it is doing wonders for it! WHY CANT WE INDIANS QUIT CRIBBING! if you have an idea take it live….who is stopping you?

  5. Lol, thats a S*** comment. My post was inspired more from the fact that why the Indian IT industry is going only after the services and not coming up some thing of their own. They surely can. I’m not cribbibg, I’m simply asking a question. I’m no techie guy. And I’m using my skills to the best effects.

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