Finally this shining, slim, silver piece of electronics able to process data at 1.66Ghz with the help of Intel’s centrino processor, 512MB of RAM and storage space of 80GB, Double Layer DVD RW/CD RW combo, Wi-Fi connectivity and many more features, has arrived.
The flip side though is our item-boy has lost(it seems thrown away) 2 DVD’s (that act as restore disks) that came along with it.
During past two days I was in “The Leela Palace” for training on Freescale processors. The training was good, and was conducted in completely different manner from what we used to have in colleges. And the starters and desserts in Leela are awesome. Anyway that’s not the point of this post. People have habit of asking questions, obviously everybody is allowed to. It looked entirely different for me, for somebody to get up and ask a question immediately the moment instructor had pronounced a new word and taught a new topic. I had to wonder whether I am understanding whatever was taught or not as it used took me some time to process whatever the instructor had said and form a coherent meaning. And by that time (until I understand whatever was said) this fellow had already delivered his question and instructor is preparing for his solution. Now before I could focus on instructors answer, I had to decipher the question quickly. And I realized most of the time the questions asked, you can classify then as ridiculous and asked without giving any thoughts. Few of them were really genuine but then they were in huge minority. I wonder whether people ask questions (which you can classify as rubbish) before they think over what was said or just to show-off that they understand quickly.
By now, everybody would have known about it. If you still don't know, Google Earth is mapping images of earth as viewed from the universe and it puts it right on your desktop. Yesterday they have mapped Bangalore, and here's a snap of my house as viewed from 3576 feet above sea level.
If everything goes well, within a week or two, I may be a proud owner of this sleek shining white piece of electronics. At 1.73Ghz of processing power, 512MB RAM, 80GB of Disk Space, and 15" of bright rich color wide-screen display, this machine (Sony Vaio FS640) is awesome.
This incident is quite similar to Airtel’s recent ads that run on TV these days. We were sitting in the Hotel lobby waiting for someone to arrive. Within few minutes, a phone, with the typical Nokia tune, starts ringing. Me and my fiends check up our cell-phones but the ringing continues (obviously it is not our phone). The waiter serving at the nearest table checks up his cell-phone to find out that it wasn’t his cell-phone either. Lastly the guy, who was sweeping the floors till now, takes out a small shining object from his pocket, punches a button (The ringing stops at this point), balances the shining object between his ears and shoulder and starts conversation “Hello, HaanJi kahiye…”.
All we could do was to stare in amazement. The cell phone is no longer a symbol of status.
Till now, I have been used to seeing people carrying idol of lord Ganesh to their homes. Some arrange for processions from the shop to their homes accompanied with music, mainly consisting drums.
This time, instead of just being a plain watcher to these rituals, we, Dishawasi’s, have brought lord Ganesha idol at our house in a quite ceremony. May god bless all and ignore our shortcomings in puja’s if any.