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The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 47 posts. There were 42 pictures uploaded. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 30th. The most popular post that day was Smart Pills to Smart Scans: The future of Medical Devices.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,

Some visitors came searching, mostly for virtual, smart grid, social entrepreneurship, smartphone growth, and virtual world.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Smart Pills to Smart Scans: The future of Medical Devices March 2010


Smart Grids, Smart Homes and Smart Healthcare – Will 4G change the way we live? August 2009


From machines to humans – How virtual are we getting? May 2009


Logos and their meanings June 2010


Is it the end of SMS based Ad business model for Startups? June 2009


In the process of advising my two cousins who are in college now and third who is preparing to get into one, I have learned a lot. The one thing that has shocked me is the cost of getting the degree (Avg of $40,000/year, it costs $160,000). For those, whose parents can foot the bill, it may not seem like a big deal but for an average American, it is a lot. Assuming that you are able to earn $50 – $60k after graduation and you are able to pay $10,000/year, it will take 16 years to repay the principle (incl. the interest, it will be a life-long ordeal or worst-case need to file a Chapter 7 to get out of it).

For the minority, who end up in decent careers (which may not even be closely related to what you studied in college), the ROI may justify the degree in some way. But for a majority, especially those who are in unrelated careers that hardly pay anything, a college degree perhaps is not a good investment at all –

Here are some statistics for 17 Million Americans with a college degree (from the article in the Chronicle)

– Obviously, 17 Million are in a job that does not require a college degree
(if you include people in careers not related to their college degree, this number will be higher)

– 5,057 janitors in the U.S. with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees

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Have you ever wondered what some of the Logos mean? Companies spend huge amounts of money and  tons of hours in coming up with these Logos, which not only convey what the company is all about but also reinforce their mission, culture and guide their employees. More importantly Logos establish the brand for the company.

A couple of weeks ago, I got an interesting forward on logos and their meanings. While I knew about most of these logos, I wanted to post it here for others who maybe interested. Credit goes to whoever put these together…

FedEx Logo

Did you notice there is a hidden arrow in the FedEx logo (between the E and the X)? Apparently it is a hidden sign symbolizing speed and precision of this courier office. Also it is a motivator for their employees to look ahead.

Tostitos Logo

If you look at the center of this logo, you can see two people enjoying a Tostitos chips with a bowl of salsa. This logo conveys an idea of people connecting with each other and sharing.

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I was pleasantly surprised and honored when I was recognized with an Award at the Analog Devices General Technical Conference, an annual internal conference where the entire ADI community comes together. The Award which was instituted this year recognizes innovation that enhances ADI products’ value and most often results in customers selecting those products. Being among the three recipients in a $2 Billion company with approx 8000 employees definitely gives a feeling of some accomplishment.

The More Than Silicon Award

Receiving the Award from Sam Fuller, CTO of Analog Devices Inc.

Here is what Sam Fuller, CTO of ADI, had to say, in his address to the company, about me and the patent-pending software product I created – “Tushneem conceived this idea, developed it and is now continuing to support and evangelize it across the company. Here is a person that has taken to heart some insight that he had and is working really hard to make this a valuable tool in ADI.”

I went sky-diving on August 5th. I should say that this was the most amazing adventures in my life. The thought of jumping from almost 15,000 feet is scary…. but when you are out of the plane… the spectacular views and the gushing air… give you an experience of your lifetime. Some of these pictures are posted on NetSAP Boston website

Here is the video of the sky dive…

I was interviewed by Lokvani recently. Click here to read the article…

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