Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tamil writing proposal - executive summary

In this proposal, I have presented certain diacritics which, if properly used, can be used to write loan words from Hindi and English in Tamil better. The details of the proposal may be found in the paper put up on SSRN. Please note that, for various administrative reasons, the paper has not been published. I want to reserve it for publication until such time that I am in a doctoral program so that I can get some value out of the process of publication. Please keep in mind that the Tamil language proposal should be read in conjunction with the Leveraged Learning proposal. One paper (the latter) proposes a pedagogy for teaching and the other paper (the former) offers a simple proposal to show how languages can be better designed so as to be easier to adopt. 

In this post, Here is the set of examples from the previous post on examples. The first four names are the names of Rama and his three brothers from the RamayaNa and the last two are just two proper nouns I picked out from the Star Wars saga. On the left are the names in Harvard-Kyoto (first four) and standard English (next two). On the right are the names as written under the Tamil writing system that I have invented.

This is just a review of the examples previously discussed but you may think of it as an executive summary of the proposal.

Note that adopting this proposal is purely optional. Again, it is not mandatory. No child in any school has to perforce learn this script. The script can, however, be used to teach children - who out of their own free will choose to learn this new script or those whose parents give such consent.