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In article 6A00@nortel.com, Venkatesh Raju <email@example.com> () writes: -> ->Sudhi wrote: ->> ->> Is there a deviation from the MPP philosophy in the PARAM 9000? ->> Or are the C-DAC guys blindly chugging along the same old route? ->> ->> The reference to the "celebrated Param family" makes it appear ->> that they haven't yet realized that the earlier project was a ->> Megaflop! (pun unintended ;-) ). ->> -> ->If you are so concerned about CDAC going a wrong path, why don't you ->write a letter to its director ? You must be kidding! The only way in which these guys are different from the "I-know-it-all" bureaucrat in, say, the passport office, is that they have a string of "degrees" against their name. And if they happen to have a Ph.D. degree from USA, then that's it! They are infallible, invincible, and omnipotent. Even their secretaries would refuse to look at a letter from any of us lesser mortals! ->Maybe C-DAC has a hardware and software base that is 10 years old, and ->they don't want to lose that investment. So what's wrong ? If the ->stuff they design can meet demands, there's no problem. Yes, there is no problem! Absolutely! Except for the little fact that a hundred crores have gone down the drain so far, and the future seems to be filled with faster and faster PARAMs :-) ->And please refrain from indigenous technology bashing. You apparently ->do not realise its value. No problem with that, just don't poke fun at ->those that do. Yes, I will stop. On the day you fly in the Indian-built better-than- Boeing-757 airplane! I am told that they will be using the PARAM to build it! So I guess the whole thing will get done faster than we all expect :-) ->Venky Regards, --Sudhi.