Indra Nooyi’s Graduation Remarks

Apparently her remarks angered some folks.   Personally, I don’t get it.  I think it’s a wonderfully thoughtful speech and it resonates with my thinking about the role of the US and its standing in the world.  I think the speech is quite encouraging — although her continental analogies are a bit antiquated and not exactly PC.  Clearly, though, she is a thoughtful person.
Indra Nooyi’s Graduation Remarks

Here is the commencement speech that set off a blogosphere bonfire

Following is the transcript of the address given by Indra Nooyi, president and CFO of PepsiCo (PEP ), at the Columbia University Business School graduation ceremonies on May 15:

A Fix for Soggy Cereal

Like the author of this Crave blog entry, soggy cereal is fine with me.  For me it is made doubly wonderful if the dissolution of the cereal results in tasty flavored milk like the kind you get while eating Froot Loops or Coco Krispies.  For the rest of you who find soggy cereal unpalatable, here’s the bowl for you:

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A Cluster of PS3s Replace a Supercomputer

Check this out! This article is reprinted from “Wired”


Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

By Bryan Gardiner Email 10.17.07 | 12:00 AM

Gaurav Khanna’s eight PlayStation 3s aren’t running Heavenly Sword — they’re using Linux plus custom code to solve complex computations.
Photo: Courtesy of Gaurav Khanna

Suffering from its exorbitant price point and a dearth of titles, Sony’s PlayStation 3 isn’t exactly the most popular gaming platform on the block. But while the console flounders in the commercial space, the PS3 may be finding a new calling in the realm of science and research.

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