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Ask A Techie 20 Questions – Anil Waithe – University Student

How would you define a techie?

Geek or someone who considers tech as the coffee substitute.

Tell us about yourself (short bio).

Was born blind like a bat, likes to play video games, pursuing MSc in Computer Science and after PhD (permanent head damage lol). If that was too short well it still longer than how some of these girls does dress. Lol.

How has tech improved your life?

With all the temptation of tech it has made me realise tech is a supplement to the brain and not a replacement. Tech allows me the opportunity to give back to the community by sharing my knowledge through online learning.

How can technology be used to improve Trinidad?

It can be used to reduce corruption but then trinis always out thinking tech in that field so rather is how can tech convince the mentality of the head officials to have it adapted and implemented in an efficient manner.

How did you get started in IT?

The interest sparked in form 1. I had a computer that was worst than a bad car (always had to fix some thing). I used it to teach myself about computer repairs, installing Windows by just the sound of the cd drive and it took off like a rocket from there.

Who is your favorite tech YouTuber?

No one comes to mind.

Over the ear headphones or ear buds?

Over the ear (leave the inserting in hole for installing RAM (stick in slot))

What would you want a robot to do for you?

Cook (recently I saw one is being developed that can cook about 2000 meals) and replace doctors (at Mount Hopeless hospital).

Tell us about any project(s) you are working on?

Projects include: designing a cooking course called cooking with tech, making a fully accessible Windows for the blind, using virtual technology and VoIP (Voice over IP) to develop a learning platform, developing an audio game and introduce the first Windows 8 course in the Caribbean for blind students.

What future technology interests you?

Virtual currency (bitcoin and so forth) and Contextual Computing.

What technical websites do you follow?

Too many to list.

The best advice you have received?

Garbage in garbage out.

Linux or Windows?


What sports teams do you support?

Not much into sports.

How many seconds are there in a year?

I have a friend who when his girl visit every month-end (4hrs) he say that make he year so answer = 14400. Another answer = 86400*365 = 31536000.

What tech event would you like to attend?


How would you invest a million dollars?

Business start up and purchasing shares.

What gadget is at the top of your wishlist to purchase?

Braille embosser and 120″ TV.

What are your favourite smartphone apps?

Too many to list.

What question would you ask the next techie?

Android or Apple?

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