I read an interesting interview in Strategy + Business last week that I thought I'd share with you. It looked at the strength of innovation in India, particularly targeted at the development of low-cost products. This so-called Gandhian R&D has produced famous examples such as the Tata Nano car that costs just over $2000 and a hepatitis B vaccine that costs 1/40th of traditional vaccines. The term was coined by Raghunath Mashelkar, a polymer scientist based in India.
After a Masters in Computer Science, I decided that I preferred writing about IT rather than programming. My 20-year writing career has taken me to Hong Kong and London where I've edited and written for IT, business and electronics publications. In 2002 I co-founded Futurity Media with Stewart Baines where I continue to write about a range of topics such as unified communications, cloud computing and enterprise applications.