OOXML is now an official standard, which means it has been accepted by the standards organization. However, at least 3 of its members still disagree. Brazil, India and South Africa have registered their complaints and protest the OOXML’s recognition as an international standard. [Continue]
Another of those mainstream articles (via India Uncut) in The Times Of India by Shobhan Saxena dismissing the bloggers. Not deviating from the usual complaints the article bashes bloggers because there are too many of us doing too many of personal opinions. For some reason, blogging is compared to journalism, probably because sometimes the markets and business models overlap. [Continue]
Shunya is a Slashdot for India. I think it definitely makes sense because discussions on Indian topics with the Indian demographics and cultural variety in the background deserves a dedicated place. Nothing against Slashdot itself, just that specificity to a country adds a different flavor to the discussions.
Amit Ranjan has an interesting review of the various Indian social bookmarking sites. Most of them are on the same lines as Digg. One site that is missed is Shunya, which is more like Slashdot. [Continue]