Ok !! Just read that Masood had spent a weekend buying gadgets and is absolutely thrilled with his new mobile phone !!! Congrats to you, Masood.
On reading about the new buy, my mind just wandered into a different line of thought and here are those thoughts for you all. (Sorry Masood, this has nothing against your buy. It was just the starting point of my train of thoughts.)
A few years back, no one would have expected this world to go crazy about a small gadget called the mobile phone and now, its the craze around the world. And you buy one model today, it becomes outdated the next day or a much better version comes into the market.
Even though I love my mobile, I don’t like my mobile to perform multiple tasks. I want separate gadgets for each and every task. Silly me !!!
I am happy if my mobile can take and receive calls and extremely happy if I can send SMS. And greatly satisfied to keep reminders and alarms in it. My requirements ends there.
I need my camera to take pics – I am never happy with my mobile camera. Actually the mobile phone pics are very good and its got great clarity, but still I prefer to use my SONY Cybershot for super pics and videos.
And, internet browsing is no fun with a mobile, according to me. I prefer the comp with my regular keyboard. Somehow, the thing that irritates me in a mobile is the keypad to use, while browsing.
Even though the mobile is of great use in tracking people and finding out where they are at that moment, I love using the land line phones and the lengthy conversations that go along with it.
Have you ever tried writing on a paper now a days ?? The handwriting goes for a big scribbling and doesn’t even look like mine, any more. My fingers want to type and not to write. What have I done to my fingers, now ????
One more thing that makes me feel so bad is that I am not using my photo albums anymore, as there are no more printed versions of the photos taken. I love going through the photo albums once in a while, to travel back in nostalgia and enjoy those wonderful moments with my girls. We do have those moments while we go through the photos on the comp, but its not like the photo albums days. All the pics are in digital format and stored only in the comp – Where is the need for photo albums, now a days ????? I have not bought a new album for the past 3 years and no picture prints too !!!! Very sad !!!
The latest gadget to take us by storm is the ipod, for music lovers, like me. Yes, I do have one, but it is mostly used by my girls. I have no great interest in using them. My fav gadget for listening songs is the radio and I am a great fan of Vividh Bharathi station of All India Radio. Oh, those lovely bhajans in the morning and the great and melodious hindi duets throughout the day – I just love it. Maybe because I have grown with it, I am unable to leave it – even though, I have much advanced gadgets with me. Always the comparison happens in my mind and the radio wins every time.
So, in today’s world, we are bombarded by new gadgets from all directions and we better become gadget friendly, otherwise, we will be left behind in the rat race. But the heart yearns for those days, when we survived without those gadgets, isn’t it ???? After all, OLD IS GOLD !!!!