Category: Terms

Pound

Update : January 23, 2021 Pound There are several currencies named “Pound”. The most notable is known as the “Sterling Pound“. The British manufactured the “Silver Penny” made out of pure silver. 240 Silver Pennies presumably weighed one pound. Hence, the name “Sterling Pound”. 1 Pound = 20 […]

Terms

Academic Year Usually spans two calendar years e.g. 1968 – 69 We will say Class of 69 (or just 69) instead of Class of 1968 – 69e.g. M69 stands for Mechanical 1968 – 69 Alumni Student Need not be a graduate In the old days, there were four […]

Three Baskets

Update : July 22, 2020 Tipitaka Tipitaka is a Pali term. It is commonly rendered as “Three Baskets”. Tipitaka comprises of Vinaya / Monastic rules of conduct Sutta / Discourses Abhidhamma / Ultimate reality Buddhist Councils According to the Theravada tradition, there are six Buddhist Councils. The First, […]

Tipitaka

Update : July 22, 2020 Three Baskets Tipitaka is a Pali term. It is commonly rendered as “Three Baskets”. Tipitaka comprises of Vinaya / Monastic rules of conduct Sutta / Discourses Abhidhamma / Ultimate reality Buddhist Councils According to the Theravada tradition, there are six Buddhist Councils. The […]

Tipitaka Examination

Update : July 22, 2020 Background Burma wanted to host the Sixth Buddhist Council. The Sayadaws visited neighboring Theravada countries to seek advice and to solicit participation in the Council to celebrate 2500 years of Sasana. The Theravada Sayadaws expressed the need for a Tipitaka Sayadaw. Burma invited […]

News and Newspapers

Update : July 14, 2020 News Before the Internet, we get international, national and local news from the newspapers. Most papers were printed at night in batches. The early batches were dispatched by road and rail to other cities. The later batches have a “STOP PRESS” section to […]

English Newspapers

Update : July 14, 2020 In the 1950s and early 1960s, there were several daily newspapers in Burmese (e.g. Kyemon, Myanmar Ah Lin, Yangon, Tun Nay Zin, Mahn Daing, Botathaung) and English (e.g. The Nation, Guardian). There were also a few evening newspapers. We will cover the following […]

Memory

Update : July 14, 2020 Types of Memory There are several types of memory Long term memoryIt is analogous to disk (or similar) storage in a computer system Short term memoryIt is analogous to RAM (Random Access Memory) Photographic memorySome people could glance at documents and recall them […]

Companies and Products

The Beatles founded Apple Music. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computers. Apple Music sued Apple Computers for trademark violation. The judge ruled that the two companies belonging to different domains could use the same name. Due to convergence of technologies (a few decades later), the Beatles’ […]