The Grouch often shakes his head at the conclusions of air-puffing analysts and postulating pundits on China's technology scene. Sometimes he wonders what the China watchers are watching. World's Wildest Police Chases? Liverpool vs Tottenham? Their collective eye certainly isn't on the ball in China. So the Grouch thought he would help deflate a few myths surrounding the tech scene north of Lo Wu.
At Red Hat Inc.'s headquarters in North Carolina, a quote from Mahatma Gandhi adorns a wall: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." That seems appropriate for a company which started as a guerrilla movement among technophiles but has now blossomed into a full-blown conflict.