The title of this post was initially supposed to be “I do not have to know an answer“, a quote from Feynman, [from the video, link given below], a thought that has been with me for quite some time now. With the risk of sounding proud/immodest, let me say that it gives much pleasure to hear our own thoughts when it comes from others. And when it comes from the very Feynman, I am thrilled at myself :). Watch the video of approx 40 minutes – much to be learnt from it – like, more important is to know something than to know the name of something, then there is a mention about how people respect “positions”, about “doubt” and many others.

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

Finally, the video is available here.
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By now you might have heard about the BBC mix-up for the interview of a “Guy”. The video is here. Related stories here and here.
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Isn’t the following video wonderful ?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9698TqtY4A].
Other interesting video from him is this.
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And I guess you have already seen this one. From the first Animusic DVD. Pipe Dream has been voted one of the 50 greatest animation projects ever (by 3D World magazine). A group of percussion instruments perform music by way of metal balls that fly out from pipes.
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This is a funny video of an computer using employee (am fed up of the word software engg…) in office. Have fun 🙂
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And this is absolutely fun. On cricket
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Here you find an interview of K K Mookhey founder of NII about how he left Engg to start off with his own business. He didn’t know “what” or “how” to do apart from that he was clear that he would be starting on his own. He did not have any business plan nor does he have now.
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Another interview from The Kamla Bhatt Show is of Amit Agarwal about his full time blogging at Digital Inspiration using which he earns more than he would have earned in his previous profession – Software Engineer. Given that most of his earning comes from Adsense, he is India’s own version of Problogger. A success story here and there but many Indian bloggers are of the opinion that Adsense would just provide for a meal or two a month.

2 thoughts on “Audio Video Fest

  1. The title you thought of earlier would have been good. You have potential. But try not to put them like an essay in primary school and this'll be cool.

    And if one post is centralised to one topic or theme instead of having a bit of everything, it makes it easier for ppl to comment and follow up. When the whole thing blends as a single thread.

    Sorry, I've not left my ID. Shall comment again later.

  2. My earlier plan was to write only about that particular video…so was the earlier title. But then thought of linking all other interesting vidoes which is why the change of title.

    >>You have potential
    Thanks
    >>But try not to put them like an essay in primary school
    You want to quote some example ?

    In my blog, I am enjoying this free flow of thoughts without bothering to consciously adhere to any formal or otherwise structure. If it sounds like primary school essay, so be it.

    As it is comments on my posts are rare and also if I had to split there would be flood of posts which is why I combine sometimes.

    Anyways your points noted and thanks for the feedback.Looking forward for your next comment and hopefully you will leave name and valid id next time. 🙂