Tongue to Fingers: Colonizing IT in a Postcolonial World


Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu@randomink.org> of Kolkata recently
announced that he had updated a PDF version of this lecture with an
unusual title — Tongue to Fingers: Colonizing IT in a Postcolonial
World.

It was a lecture given to the Refresher Course for teachers of Applied
Psychology in Calcutta University by Dipankar Das dipankard@gmail.com.

You can download it from http://www.ilug-cal.org/dd_lecture.pdf

A quote: “Not that there is no way out. GNU/Linux is there. That gives
a totally fully-armed laboratory to go on experimenting and working,
and thus knowing what a computer actually is. But so few takers remain
there. Because, as we said, the enemy resides within. It is a culture
of dwarfs that is deliberately generated. A culutre that is pursued by
the parents: that is us, dwarfing our own children. The process of
dwarfing starts with the replacement of language on the Command Prompt
by a picture and a mouse-click. It goes on. Take away the shell, the
Operating System. And then take away all the programming languages.
Just job-doing remains. It serves the postcolonial project.Closequote.

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