Y'know, after reading ol' Vivek's meltdown in Techcrunch, it goe me to thinking. His writing, compared to all the copypasta that he circulates in the various rags is, well... juvenile. Seriously, maybe the reporters massage his quotes?
Anywho, here's a little homework assignment for you. First, go to the link where poor widdle Vivek melted down, calling normal Americans 'xenophobes'.
Copy the link above, and find a Flesch reading scale site. This one ain't bad. Or use Flesh.app if you're on a Mac.
Now paste the URL into the form and look at the results.... Lessee, kids start reading Dr. Suess when? 2nd Grade? 6 years of schooling and ... okay, 8th grade. Hah.
But judging by the constant copypasta and lack of originality, as well as the Grade 5-8 writing (depending on the scale you use) I'd say one of his younger colleagues, say in high school is writing most of his bluster. Maybe Sarah Lacey? Her style's about the same, and she's a juvie in a cranky 30-something cat lady's body. Run her tripe through the grinder if you feel so inclined, but to me she's a yawner.
Maybe someone should plug Vivek's 'dissertations' into one of the many plagiarism engines that are used with
high powered corporate VC law students who don't know law and other cheats. What would we find?
The mind boggles. Seriously, a PhD looks like a big-ass case of 'diminishing returns' if ol' Vivek is any indication. On the other flipper, condensing 'xenophobe' nuance from the vapor of 'angry, displaced local techie' -- that takes the cunning of a jackal. With a sheepskin. Guess I have to give my little sahib props on that one.
PS to Wadhwa fans: Machines don't lie.