Note: I originally posted this article on a personal blog I ran when I was in my late teens and early twenties. I discovered in May 2020 that the Internet Archive had preserved the contents of that blog in its entirety, including some of the media. That blog was an important part of my personal history, so I reposted all of that content on this website for archival purposes. While my politics, opinions, and outlook on the world have changed radically since I wrote those posts between 2009 and 2011, it's good to know that I was as much of an idiot then as I am now.

Everyone knows about Satyam, so talking about it here would be pointless. I think whatever happened will be good for the industry in the long run. I have no idea how Satyam has survived for so long, considering how bad their services really are (at least the consumer-facing ones). I also don’t know why Hewitt and Mercer thought Satyam was a good employer. They treat their employees like slaves. Anyway, that’s not the point of this post.

Here’s the BusinessWeek article about Satyam. As with most BusinessWeek articles, this is mostly just repeating what everyone else has been saying for the past 24 hours or so. The rest of it is just filler content. What’s really interesting is the comments section at the end of the article. Take a look yourself.

I’m summarizing the opinions held by the highly intellectual demographic which forms BusinessWeek’s main audience. Here is what people think about India (yay, us!) -

Some interesting facts emerge about Americans, Pakistanis and the English (”Britishers”) -

Every single one of the posters is, of course, a misinformed idiot. The worst thing is that BusinessWeek isn’t really concerned about the quality of content on their website. I have seen more intellectually stimulating content than that at 4Chan.

The power of social media, anyone?