[BangPypers] Why do indians copy?

M.V.Ramana Murty murty_murty at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 16 12:15:08 CEST 2009

David Lyon,

Many thanks for the kind reply from Australia. I fully agree with you. I think copying, like corruption, is every where now and in the past, will be there in future also. Copying per se
is not a problem, but making it appear once achievement is a problem ( many scientific inventions have this controversy of copying, idea stealing... Form Markoni to Einstein.) and by doing so cheating one to himself is the problem.

I am ok with copying entire codebase of an application and understand it thoroughly but one should keep improving it fast and make it more powerful and elegant is the thing to do ( I am not referring to Microsoft :-). This is tantamount to Innovation (many confuse invention to innovation.. innovation is incremental improvement from and earlier invention, say the wheel ?).Most of the innovations are black swans, came to us by luck and from there great guys have taken to next level.  

So, Copying is not a problem, stopping there is a problem, cheating himself and others with the copy is a regressive.
Thanks and Regards 

--- On Fri, 10/16/09, David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net> wrote:

From: David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net>
Subject: Re: [BangPypers] Why do indians copy?
To: "Bangalore Python Users Group - India" <bangpypers at python.org>
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009, 8:32 AM

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 08:22:25 +0530, srid <sridhar.ratna at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder if all this can be traced back to India's education system:
> "Modern education in India is often criticized for being based on rote
> learning rather than problem solving. BusinessWeek denigrates the
> Indian curriculum saying it revolves around rote learning.[67] and
> ExpressIndia suggests that students are focused on cramming.[68]"
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_india#Issues
> But Ghose raises an important point about it also being a cultural
> issue. Heh, wish there was a well-researched Wikipedia article on this
> topic!


I'm not Indian - but...

Every other race/nation copies..

Western civilisation is built on inventing and copying...

Europe invented the printing press - what for? mass copying
of ideas. You can't get a more blatent copy machine than that.

Western civilisation could provide india with toilet paper
for every citizen in india simply from how much we photo-copy
each year.

If you have any issue with Indian behaviour, it shouldn't be about
duplication, just recognition.

Outside India, everybody knows Buddha, Gandhi, even Shah Rukh Khan.

Ok - answer this important question (I am Australian):

Which country has the Indian cricket team copied as a base
for it's spin bowling skills?

I bet you can't answer... Because they didn't copy anybody..

they worked it out themselves...


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