[Tuglist] Tug2002: Hangover?
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 11:07:16 +0530 (IST)
Yesterday at 9:24am +0530 Radhakrishnan CV wrote:[B
> Australia 2
The data provided by CVR, is presenting this scenario:
43 participants were from India while 30 from other countries
representing 12 countries.
The China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, could not participate in addition to
many other countries.
25 States of India could not take benefit of this event. The majority
of participants were from South India with exception of Delhi, that
may be it being the capital of India.
Only 6.32% of Tug-India members could make use of event, and I guess
only 2% may be non organizers and rest must be a part of organizing
committee (CVR, Please correct this figure, if my estimate is wrong).
> It was a pity that Indians missed an opportunity
That was bad luck. Or they could not recognize the importance of this
event. But it is equally a matter of pride and of great satisfaction
that this event held in India with grand success.
> availed the bursary assistance of TUG and she got $200.
May be awareness problem.
> 90% of Indian participation was from the text processing
> industry. One delegate from Trichy (Dr Murugesh Kalidoss) and a
> few in the organizing committee belonged to academia.
I don't know about how much TeX is relevant to Universities, Medical
and Engineering colleges, organization and other academic institutes,
for official and personal use. Even I didn't get any comment on
request "about how to convince M$ folk" as requeted in one of
my previous mails. Can interaction between industry and academic
institutes be beneficial to both?
Dr. Murugesh Kalidoss must be congratulated on being the only delegate
from academia. But the moot point here may be why the academic
personalities which happen to be a part of organizing committee fail
to bring their colleagues and students. Are they able to promote TeX
in their respective places?
> We had an unexpected participant from the banking industry, Ajit
> Ranade (Chief Economist ABN AMRO Bank) who delivered the keynote
> address, "the status of TeX in India" which he did wonderfully
Salute to Ajit Ranade.
1) Above views and observations are my personal. The focus is to
promote TeX and not to hurt or criticise any in person.
2) CVR: Please let me know is this type of discussion comes in the
purview of list. If not, I will stop immediately.