My Flat World

Kadalukanipara - my flat world!
Kadalukanipara in Thalikuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram
Is it the flat world? winking

Nowadays globalization is being referred as flat world, thanks to Tom Friedman’s book The World Is Flat. The world is now well connected with technology developments in all areas which gives the power to collaborate better and produce and distribute new things. The collaboration is in various areas like intellectual, human resources, machines, etc.. The geographical differences does not stop development advances anymore. Yes, this is what has been referred as Global Village. But why the new term ‘flat world’? Frankly, I don’t understand!

The software company I work for is based at Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, which is well connected to the rest of the world. But in my tiny remote village Thalizkuzhi where I am born and brought up, I do not have electricity or telephone connection. The Kadalukanipara is a the rock hill area near my home and now I am writing this blog from there!

I am sitting on the top of the rock in Kadalukanipara, I can see the Arabian sea to the West almost 20 kms away, the Hill stations to the East are also identifiable. I am connected to the internet from my Toshiba laptop using Reliance Mobile. I am writing the blog using the service hosted in USA by Google, the final pages are file transferred to my domain hosted in New Jersey USA. While I write this blog entry, I am in Yahoo Chat Conference with two friends of mine – Jenna from Cape Town in South Africa and Shobhana from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. They are doing a leisure project for which I program manage from Thiruvananthapuram. And the flat world goes like this… smiling

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