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Today was my last day. Tomorrow is my first day.

Today I was working. In a mid-sized corporate company. I quit today. From tomorrow i'm taking up a new role. Many new roles in fact.

Foremost among those roles will be - a student.

It had taken me two years and a little more to make this decision; the one that was in the back of my mind all the time. But I was afraid. To make the change. Afraid of the initial period, where I might have to struggle. Afraid to leave the comfort and security and the routine. I was not confident to take that step and venture out in to the big, bad world - paradoxically.

Not anymore. I'm raring to go now. There is still that small, tiny-winy bit of fear. But i'm confident of crossing any obstacle that would come across my path.

This confidence originated in the understanding of the paradox. For I was already out in the big, bad world. If I decide to leave it, I would actually go to a more secure and stable world - from the world of money to the world of knowledge.

I want to study and gain new s…

Who's the next Microsoft? Google or Apple?

Once upon a time, nine of every ten systems ran Microsoft Windows operating system. Microsoft was then the tycoon megalith in the world of computers and internet.

Times have changed. Open source operating systems like Linux, and others from Sun, Macintosh have eaten into Microsoft's share. The monopoly that lent Microsoft the ability to bull-doze opponents is no more available. Microsoft, though, is still a megalith.

In this age of internet and iphones -- two new monoliths are aiming to become the next megalith. Google and Apple.

Anyone, who wants to find some piece of info on the internet, uses the "Google" search engine. This has sort of made Google omnipresent in every computer that is connected to the net. Google is used as the gateway by the people to reach the sites they want to view. Only a few people use other search engines like that of Yahoo! or Bing. By introducing more products like the GMail mail service provider integrated with the voice and video enable…