Microhistorical Megapistha

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I am announcing the results of the Microhistory contest. The final judgement was arrived at using an industry standard jilpa methodology called the scatter map. The nomenclature, I believe, has origins in the nature of the brains that came up with this diagram.

The submissions were categorized into 4 taxonomically robust categories and were plotted. The Tamil challenged populace should refer to The Reference with a Capital R to clarify technical terms used in the map. Click here for a larger version of the scatter map. I used gliffy to draw this.


Once this was done, I had a conference with Chennai’s most discerning citizens – the crows that come to food-test the daily fare at home. And after some lengthy deliberations, they have made their choice.


When the State withered awayโ€ฆ.โ€And at the end there was Google.โ€

ps: Please email me your address so that Himesh can rawk your life.

Other honorable mentions.

A mammal debating its own existence while undergoing natural selection by Karthik.

We come, we see, we try to live, we die by Priya


9 responses to “Microhistorical Megapistha”

  1. Marc Avatar

    You’ve made me forget what scattermaps were used for. Or did I know to begin with?

  2. Arunk Avatar

    I must be missing something or perhaps this explains why i didn’t pass math and reading comprehension. Didn’t you say exactly 10 words? I count 12 in Rambodoc’s entry. Or may be this, really was a trick question in math :)?

    I had thought of posting “You Idiot! All of our historical records were in Jerusalem!”. Felt it was weak and cheezy, not to the point. Besides, I liked Priya’s 2nd one so much that felt nothing better could be said.

  3. krishashok Avatar

    I could escape by saying that I was counting in Base 12, so 10 is actually 12 in decimal, but that would be cheesier. Honest mistake. But I just liked the underlying message of the state (or authority) withering away as knowledge is democratized by google ๐Ÿ™‚

    Priya’s 2nd one was nice too.

  4. Priya Avatar

    hey, I like this map thingie…looks really intelligent n all.. did we learn this in school? CBSE syllabus ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Rambodoc Avatar

    Hey, thanks! I knew I would win! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    My email id is rambodoc@gmail.com
    I am just back home, but I find I can’t open up Safari without it quitting repeatedly on me. Using my son’s Mini. I hope to be able to post something today on…

  6. Karthik Krish Avatar
    Karthik Krish

    Ok…now where is my poster of Vijaykanth with Himesh’s fake autograph?

  7. Bikerdude Avatar

    Ada paavi ๐Ÿ™‚ Labakkudas aa?
    Varaen iru, iru.

  8. krishashok Avatar

    Konjam mannichukonga. (Little bit forgivings)
    Slightly “Energy was a pattern”

  9. Debi K Avatar

    Thanks for using Gliffy to illustrate your ideas. Let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions. Thanks again! Debik at gliffy dot com

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