Archive for January, 2012

If You Have Food In Your Fridge, Clothes On Your Back, A Roof Over Your Head And A Place To Sleep, You Are Richer Than 75% Of The Entire World.

If You Have Money In Your Wallet, A Little Change & Can Go Anywhere You Want, You Are Among The Top 80% Of The Worlds Wealthy.

If You Woke Up This Morning With More Health Than Illness, You Are More Blessed Than The Million People Who Won’t Survive This Week & Die.

If You Can Actually Read This Message & Understand It, You Are More Fortunate Than The 3 Billion People In The World Who Cannot See, Don’t Know English, or Suffer Being Mentally Retarded.

Life Is Not About Problems, Targets, Goals, Achievements, High Salary Or Whatever Else, Doesn’t Matter…!
Its About A Thousand Other Reasons To Be HAPPY.. 🙂

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950)

 

Few Famous Quotes by our Iron Man of India…

“1. It is the prime responsibility of every citizen to feel that his country is free and to defend its freedom is his duty. Every Indian should now forget that he is a Rajput, a Sikh or a Jat. He must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain duties.

2. My only desire is that India should be a good producer and no one should be hungry, shedding tears for food in the country.

3. Even if we lose the wealth of thousands, and our life is sacrificed, we should keep smiling and be cheerful keeping our faith in God and Truth.

4. Manpower without Unity is not a strength unless it is harmonised and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power.

5. There is something unique in this soil, which despite many obstacles has always remained the abode of great souls.

6. We should shoulder our responsibility by ourselves, and understand the people to takeover these responsibilities.We should not depend upon the Government by understanding the real situation. ”

Sardar Patel formed the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services to assist in the process of nation building. The “Iron Man of India” died in Bombay in December 1950. He left behind a united India…

MERCEDES
This was actually the financier’s daughter’s name.

ADOBE
This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.

APPLE COMPUTERS
It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if
the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 O’clock that evening.

CISCO
It is not an acronym as popularly believed.
It is short for San Francisco.

COMPAQ
This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

COREL
The name was derived from the founder’s name Dr. Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearchLaboratory.

GOOGLE
The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders- Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’ …thus the name.

HOTMAIL
Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in ‘mail’ and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters “html” – the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.

HEWLETT PACKARD
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

INTEL
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore Noyce’but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

LOTUS (Notes)
Mitch Kapoor got the name for his company from ‘The Lotus Position’ or ‘Padmasana’. Kapoor used to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

MICROSOFT
Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the ‘-‘ was removed later on.

MOTOROLA
Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.

ORACLE
Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). The code name for the project was called
Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.

SONY
It originated from the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘sonny’ a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

SUN
Founded by four Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.

YAHOO!
The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.