Jag Venugopal's Blog

Who Am I?

My given first name is Jagadeesh. When I started working in the USA, most people struggled to pronounce my full name, and abbreviated it to Jag. The short form has stuck to me ever since, and now, most of my Indian acquaintances also abbreviate my name. Sometimes, when I give my name on the phone, I have to say “Jag, as in the car”. When I order from Domino’s Pizza, I don’t even trouble to call myself “Jag”. It becomes “Jack”, because the latter doesn’t need to be spelled out, and in any case, all they want in database terms, is a “surrogate key” and not a “natural key”.

I live in the northeast USA, mid-way between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. I originally came to the USA to get a Master’s degree at Northeastern some 17 years ago, and haven’t strayed beyond a 50-mile radius ever since. I love the New England area in summer and fall, but cannot stand the cold weather.

My family is my greatest joy. While they think that I love my gadgets (iPod, various netbooks and laptops, a Nokia 770 tablet, a Nokia smartphone, the iPad, Kindle 3, the Sony Pocket Reader, a Livescribe Pulse smartpen, assorted walkie-talkies and CB radios) more than I love them, it is merely a misunderstanding on their part. Other interests include reading, all things related to computer science, and playing cribbage. I recently completed episode-a-day marathon viewings of The Sopranos, and The West Wing. Right now, I’m doing the same with Lost.

My library is my pride and joy. See here: http://books.google.com/books?uid=11232086813182365869.

My professional details can be found on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jvenugop.



  1. Hello Jag

    Nice write up on Livescribe, I am the guy in India worked hard to get them to listen to the market for a more open ended Desktop and I agree with you that take. Well I am now representing LS in India and doing projects in Healthcare and Education in South. Nice to know you. Catch up soon. Enjoy.

    Comment by Prabhakar Kundurthy — June 9, 2010 @ 3:41 am | Reply

  2. i would always prefer to use netbooks when i am on the move because they are so very convenient to carry around .*,

    Comment by Polyethylene — December 2, 2010 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

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