Monday, August 24, 2009

Nipo Natambulika

The 5th national census is here with. will you stand up and be counted? will you answer the most controversial question - which is your tribe? do you believe that the tribe statistics will be put in proper use or will it be used to divide us and be used as a bargaining chip?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bewary of Google

In law there are clauses against mono policies, in real life we tend to feel exploited when buying something from a company with monopoly as we dont have the opportunity of knowing what other companies/people will ask for the same goods or services. In web, we have another coming up monopoly.

How many google products do you use? gmail, blogger, google maps, adsense, Google News, you tube, picasa, etc. The list is endless. The fact that google tends to give priority to items on its shelf when searching using google kinds of highlights the biased results of google's search engines.

Should we be worried about this? Most of us use this services for free hence answer will be no, but when you think about your search results being biased based on what is on google's shelves instead of what is on the whole world wide web you wont be so sure of your answer. When you add the monetary value that google receives on each search and on each time you are directed to a website or a product by google, matters get complicated. Since most of us are addicted to google and googling has become an everyday practice, we close one eye to this fact and enjoy the services while it lasts.

Fast forward to year 2030..... Will google be still standing, or will it be like Microsoft, being faced by numerous scandals while its products slowly becoming irrelevant??

The fact that I am blogging about this on one of the google services just shows how integrated we are with google.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

We are a failed state

For all those leaders who worry that Kenya will be labelled as a failed state, worry no more. We are officially a failed state. The only honorable thing that you un-honorable waheshimiwas is either to provide some god-damned leadership or just step down.

If some of you have the audacity of saying that people living in the forest should not be evicted, or start giving conditions for leaving the forest, you just cant stoop lower than that. There is massive water and electricity rationing, people are dying of hunger, rivers are drying up and some of your just cant seem to get it.

Its just a pity that we are an educated nation being led by blind leaders.