S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
What is the universal language, if any?
Humanity, kindness, love, etc. comes to mind as a potential answer for this question. This is what I would have answered until yesterday. Today, I am here in the beautiful city of Yokohoma, Japan to participate in the Imagine Cup 2005 finals. Seeing the students from all over the world - representing over 44 different countries - in the Imagine Cup Finals made me realize that the answer to the above mentioned question is – “Technology is the universal language”.
It almost feels like a mini-UN gathering here, seeing the students from different parts of the world, different nationalities, different cultures, different languages, different styles all coming together because of one reason – their passion for technology, their enthusiasm to channel their creativity and innovation into real-world applications using technology.