TWIL - Week #11
This Week I Learned:
- .. a Ph.D. student named Thomas Knoll started working on a revolutionary program for making images. Photoshop, as it was eventually named, turns 25 this year, and has been so successful that it has made the rare transition from brand name to verb.
- BSNL, the Indian Government-run telecommunication company, has discontinued the 160-year-old telegraph service. Telegrams encouraged concision. British General Sir Charles Napier is said to have sent home a one word telegram, "Peccavi", Latin for "I have sinned" after claiming Sind.
- When you purchase a Kindle from Amazon India, it is sold by Cromaretail and fulfilled by Amazon.
- There doesn't seem to be anything stopping Indian Parliamentarians from having a conflict of interests. Many of them build good careers by having an alignment of personal interests.
- The total amount involved in frauds relating to credit card, debit card and internet banking rose 74% to Rs 38.4 crore in 2012 - Indian IT Minister to Rajya Sabha