Where are we going?


#1

Hey Guys,

I just finished watching crankygeeks.com episode. If you guys don't know its a show that gets people from all over US IT industry and they talk about web and computers and all that geeky stuff. :) I'm a proud geek and i got a software house so i think its important for me to stay tune with whats happening.. ANYWAYS!.. I was thinking.. Pakistan... and just thought were are we going with internet there? Computers are getting cheaper... phones are getting smarter... internet access is getting cheaper and more available(example through GPRS)... How long do you guys think it would take to make pakistan, totally internet aware? If its not going to happen every, why?..

Najam D.


#2

I think one way we can get internet going is by educating the public, its for more then porn, chatting and orkut!! :mad:


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Hey Guys,

I just finished watching crankygeeks.com episode. If you guys don’t know its a show that gets people from all over US IT industry and they talk about web and computers and all that geeky stuff. :) I’m a proud geek and i got a software house so i think its important for me to stay tune with whats happening… ANYWAYS!.. I was thinking… Pakistan… and just thought were are we going with internet there? Computers are getting cheaper… phones are getting smarter… internet access is getting cheaper and more available(example through GPRS)… How long do you guys think it would take to make pakistan, totally internet aware? If its not going to happen every, why?..

Najam D.

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I think it would take atleast 30 years to make pakistan fully aware of internet(benefit from it in every way possible)…and to be honest i don’t if pakistan will remain on the world for next 30 years… so i think it won’t happen… even if pakistan remains on the world’s map, 30 years are more than enough for the world to back to the dark ages ;)

So if I were you, i would try to enjoy porn, chatting and orkut!! :D


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Hey Guys,

I just finished watching crankygeeks.com episode. If you guys don’t know its a show that gets people from all over US IT industry and they talk about web and computers and all that geeky stuff. :) I’m a proud geek and i got a software house so i think its important for me to stay tune with whats happening… ANYWAYS!.. I was thinking… Pakistan… and just thought were are we going with internet there? Computers are getting cheaper… phones are getting smarter… internet access is getting cheaper and more available(example through GPRS)… How long do you guys think it would take to make pakistan, totally internet aware? If its not going to happen every, why?..

Najam D.

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i also watch cranky geeks i also like some of the podcasts made by revision3 tekzilla bein my favourite


#5

Thanks.. ill check revision3 tekzilla.... But seriously.. many times i meet people and they cant even google anything... its scary... can use orkut and msn chat but cant google anything up!..


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Thanks… ill check revision3 tekzilla… But seriously… many times i meet people and they cant even google anything… its scary… can use orkut and msn chat but cant google anything up!..
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i personally havent ppl like what u are talkin abt but i understand what u mean

and tekzilla is a great show remember Patrick Norton from Cranky Geeks and DL.TV he now hosts tekzilla and systm on revision 3


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I guess there are really allot of factors into this thing of how long it would take for Pakistan to really get going on the web... One thing is for sure, sites do need to get more mobile friendly.. at least in Pakistan... because when you think about it, its easier for a regular person of Pakistan to get online from the mobile then it is from a computer...


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i personally havent ppl like what u are talkin abt but i understand what u mean

and tekzilla is a great show remember Patrick Norton from Cranky Geeks and DL.TV he now hosts tekzilla and systm on revision 3

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Are you serious!!.. :P i stopped watching DL.TV once Patrick Norton left… I don’t know, the dl.tv just is not the same without him…


#9

You have to realize that people make sites to make money and Pakistani sites have no potential to make good amount of money.


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Are you serious!!.. :P i stopped watching DL.TV once Patrick Norton left… I don’t know, the dl.tv just is not the same without him…
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i agree it doesnt have the same vibe it had before so i dont watch DL.TV weekly but more like after two or three weeks i download one episode

but tekzilla has definatly become what DL.TV was


#11

Also now that Patrick Norton is gone, it feels like every episode is just about HDTV.. im so sick of hearing about blurays and HDMIs that i totally stopped once he left.. The other host of DL.TV that is still there can't seem to talk about anything else.. :/


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Also now that Patrick Norton is gone, it feels like every episode is just about HDTV… im so sick of hearing about blurays and HDMIs that i totally stopped once he left… The other host of DL.TV that is still there can’t seem to talk about anything else… :confused:
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yeah i agree but its not Robert’s fault his background is in HDTVs and so thats what he talks about

the producers shud get a new host or replace robert altogether


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You have to realize that people make sites to make money and Pakistani sites have no potential to make good amount of money.
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I don’t think its that bad… i think some of the reasons you can’t make good money because the market is not totally mature yet… and web developers who develop for Pakistan have not really learned how to tap into the countries full web potential…

Look at rozee.pk… They are making money… no? and what about those apniisp or whatever those sites are… that start with apni… they CAN make money if they brought quality to the market…


#14

Quality is a big factor to me at least when i go to a site... So many times i go to Pakistani sites and i see sites with so many bugs, thats its scary... or ads.. my god, so many ads that feels like your driving down karachi main roads with all those millions of billboards.. :rolleyes:


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Thanks… ill check revision3 tekzilla… But seriously… many times i meet people and they cant even google anything… its scary… can use orkut and msn chat but cant google anything up!..
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If it’s teenagers you are talking about, it’s same with them in USA and virtually everywhere else. Western teens probably recognize internet only as a place where they can access porn and myspace and that’s all. ;)

Of course, you can’t, in your right mind, compare Pakistan to west. They are far too developed for us to be competing with them. Compared to other underdeveloped countries, we’re doing pretty good I guess.


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I don’t think its that bad… i think some of the reasons you can’t make good money because the market is not totally mature yet… and web developers who develop for Pakistan have not really learned how to tap into the countries full web potential…

Look at rozee.pk… They are making money… no? and what about those apniisp or whatever those sites are… that start with apni… they CAN make money if they brought quality to the market…

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Nope, if you have apniisp type US traffic you could probably make A LOT more, no?Let me give you a example i am affiliate…i sell products via cj and now i sell hundreds of products…can i sell them to Pakistan’s Market?Hell no…i’ll probably get 100-200 clicks on my adwords ads and no conversion and i dont know which people are you talking about but even in US Teenagers use internet for Porn and youtube/myspace/facebook and i am sure my small sites are earning far more then the big rozee.pk LOL.