I was listening to a very funny podcast last Thursday, where a telemarketer, apparently from India, called in to Chris Prilillo’s live internet-radio show. And it made me think about India’s dominance in the offshoring industry, as opposed to what is still an emerging industry in the Philippines. Yes, they have brilliant Programmers and analysts over at Mumbai or Chennai. But still when it comes to communication skills, I would tend to believe Filipinos learn better and more easily in terms of accent neutralization and cultural familiarization. You’d be surprised how Pinoys sound as American as Americans themselves.
The Sunday Inquirer Magazine has a feature on Neil Ruiz of Philippine Emerging Startups Open.…
This a great application of using and developing technology at the grassroots level. This is one thing I consider when I speak of technology being helpful in a knowledge-based economy. IMHO, Online sharing of interesting ways to do things better would inevitably lead to other people’s adoption and even possible improvement–which in the end helps out in making life easier.
Another way of placing Pinoys on the world map of tech.