Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dhiraagu Cyber Cafe'

I guess its no more, but whats impressive is the gang of people who came out from there. Anyone agrees or not, today the internet domain and the a lot of other technology sector is powered by these individuals. Example the two local ISP's. Even if we look at blogging itself for Maldives, was started from the same place. It was mostly play, but that platform gave a lot of individuals a common ground to share knowledge and experience a lot of stuff.

The point to be taken is, this sort of platforms gives birth to a lot of good stuff. Its unfortunate that there are no such places now. It was fortunate back then, such a place existed. A lot of people saw it as a waste of time, but if you ask the same question today, the answer might be very different. People who learned to setup a server and manage the cafe's traffic, are the people who manage your internet today. Its not just the physical place. The key factors which contributed to this, might have been the available resources, and the group of individuals who had the same common interest. Sharing knowledge and trying out new stuff (which was deemed useless and kiddy) has resulted in a lot of good. We've experienced guys who started off configuring BNC's and bots now working as developers and writing commercial applications. Guys who were gamers now web masters and system administrators.

If we can still create such a forum and a place today, the results might be a lot more impressive. Maldives has so much talent, but hardly these guys are identified, developed, guided and given opportunities. Mainly cos there is no funding and we fail to see the advantage of such a medium. Anyway.. just a thought...

11 comments:

sigey said...

Indeed, it was a place from where we all learned a lot and made so many friends with common interest.

It was a place that created some of the best guys in the business.

It sure will not be forgotten.

Neobe said...

very true...kinda came myself from th e same place...
thnx to Sigey, Irfan, Dhonbe and all...

subcorpus said...

ur right bro ...
agreed ...

EyThiMeeThi said...

yes. i will never forget that place... hmmmpppphh..nnniimmaalanan dhoh

Anonymous said...

No more free internet cafes for some:(

primary0 said...

amen!

Anonymous said...

yea, agreeable.. 100% true ur sofwath. i am proud of you brothers n sisters, all re so employed n working hard. i so wish will meet u guys one day!

asoa said...

very true

aindhy said...

Funny you would think back on that now... been ages since it shut down yea? BUT... I do get what you mean...

And you're right... we've got LOADS of talent here... not just in IT...

Loads and loads but...

Gaanagaa said...

Anonymous(below EyThiMeeThi):
In case you didn't get the article, these group of guys are enjoying the best internet in the country right now. Believe me.... very much FREE.
:P

diabolicaldevil said...

proof of that can be seen on n3m6 facebook, from cyber cafe assistant to sys admin..