Dr Bob Hoekstra, CEO, Philips India Software
What do you carry?
My comb. My mobile I often leave alone, the privacy intruder! My comb does not ring and is useful.
My first non-mechanical calculator, which could add numbers without making a rattling noise, in the 1970s. And the spreadsheet. I could make budgets which were consistent using MultiPlan.
My laptop -- I am rarely without it. And my digital camera, which captures everything.
I really like the PDA phone, the O2 XDA. Mainly because it makes SMS so easy. And it has a big screen. No reading specs needed.
What makes you mad?
SMS messages without full spelling.
What has been your biggest tech disaster?
Still to come.
A charming girl who joins me and my laptop wherever we go, and tells me why I cause crashes. Or tells me it is not my fault and makes Bill fix it.
PC or Mac?
I tried to buy a Mac for my home, but even my driver could not find the one shop in Bangalore which sells them. Alas!
Linux or Windows?
I am a Linux person using Windows.
Google or not?
Yes, even on my desktop. Beats Windows hands down.
How wrong have you been?
I never make mistakes. And never will.
As told to Raghuvir Badrinath