Self-portrait by Remigius de Souza, Mumbai, India (1972)
Colour on handmade paper 9"x 12"
© Remigius de Souza
You may read or interpret “iTECHNOMAN” in various ways that you may prefer.
Remi (Remigius de Souza) is marginally literate not only in computers, but also in any of the Arts and Literary disciplines.
He began to learn writing Letters and Numbers of his vernacular language MARATHI on a slate at his native village in Konkan.
Simultaneously he also took lessons in his basic needs, which are farming in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture; mud house building and its maintenance; and spinning and handloom weaving of cotton fabric: FOOD, SHELTER and CLOTHING.
Industrial Society has failed after centuries to reach this ability or level to impart education, which is mention above, to any citizen anywhere in the world, certainly not in India.
Decades later he learnt computer programming in an antique language “1401” in an intensive course of one month, which was given by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS): that was the only formal training he received in computers.