[BangPypers] Why do indians copy?

Roshan Mathews rmathews at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 08:06:55 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Gora Mohanty <gora at srijan.in> wrote:
> Interesting that you should bring that up. I read Outliers a few
> months ago, and while it made some interesting points, I was frankly
> not very impressed by it, as also another best-selling book with a
> somewhat similar outlook, Freakonmics. I think that Gladwell jumps
> to conclusions way too readily.
The thing that put me off about the book (but I'd still recommend it
as an interesting read) was something he said in the early chapters
about BIll Joy or computers or hackers ... I don't remember
specifically what it was, but I remember thinking that he wasn't
exactly wrong but he wasn't exactly right either.  To have that pilot
say the same thing about Gladwell's views on aviation brings home the
same point.  But then it is pop-non-fiction so you can't expect much
better. :)

Roshan Mathews

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