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Anand Iyer

Anand Iyer artificiali​gnorance

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  • Anand Iyer - Life in the Field, Racism in the Tech Industry, and More...

    Foxbar,

    foxbar wrote:
    http://www.dellideastorm.com/article/show/61833/No_India_Call_Centers - India has built quite a bad reputation for itself as far as IT goes. This is not racism or the fault of consumers or tech managers. Until Indian tech stops seeing the west as a cash cow to be exploited for bad service, there is no reason not to be weary.


    See, this is what irks me a little... I wonder why we've started discussing call centers as a part of this discussion. I understand people's frustrations with call centers, trust me - I go through the exact same frustrating experience, every now and then. But THAT experience does not have to translate to racism here.

    ai
  • Anand Iyer - Life in the Field, Racism in the Tech Industry, and More...

    Massif wrote:
    If people are awkward when the camera points at them, how about mounting it in the head of one of those big C9 guys?

    Of course, that would leave Anand feeling awkward because he was talking to a giant plastic man, instead of just feeling awkward because he was talking to a camera.

    I've always been in awe of trainers, because I struggle to talk for 2 minutes in public. (But those two minutes are good! Really!) And these guys end up talking all day.


    It's always awkward when you're talking to yourself. For a few seconds there when Rory abruptly left me to moisten his lips, I thought I'd start singing to the camera, but wisely decided against it.

    ai
  • Anand Iyer - Life in the Field, Racism in the Tech Industry, and More...

    keithcombs wrote:
    

    Racism sucks.  I know, I've lived in Texas all my life and have seen it over and over.  India certainly isn't the only country the racists have targeted.  Mexico got its share during NAFTA and after.  China has been the brunt of comments for decades, maybe centuries.  I always wonder if it will EVER end.

    Anyone that would make a comment to Anand in a racist manner, doesn't have a clue about him.  Which reminds me, he tagged me...



    Yeah, and you were supposed to respond to the blog-tag thing with a blog post, not with a comment... Embarassed

    ai