Just realized how much time I spend with my Nexus7 (tablet) now a days. I hardly sit before my laptop unless it is utterly necessary. Most of my usual task like Checking my email, Googling something, browsing a website, tweeting, checking my calendar, etc., all are comfortably done with the tablet over the couch watching my favorite TV channel. I guess this is what true multi-processing is.
Reaching out for the PC to perform such simple tasks is like choosing a chainsaw to trim a beard. No wonder the PC sales has declined in the past few years and we all might have also heard how the number of smartphones now outnumber the PC. A few years before I might have been pondering which laptop I should buy next, but now its which smartphone/tablet should I buy next. A lot of you might have already experienced what I am saying here, for those out there yet to get their hands on a tablet all I have to say is “GO FOR IT”.
It might be a confusing thing to decide upon which device one should buy, but the usual thumb rule should be which ever has the best processor, better battery life cool display and last but not the least the one that fits your pocket.
I feel comfortable with my Nexus7 and have no complaints till date. It certainly is an owners pride and neighbors envy.
I recently had to write a note (pen and paper) that I realized how bad my handwriting has become. Thanks to the digital age we no longer write anything on paper but its mostly typing in the laptop or on a smartphone. We have become so used to typing that we almost have forgotten handwriting.
As a kid I remember how my parents emphasized the importance of beautiful handwriting which was practiced to perfection using daily cursive writing. In our school days handwriting was an important thing and it would carry additional marks for good handwriting. So was with spelling. Today we do not make spelling mistakes thanks to spell checks and auto-correct. Little did they know of the future where it would no longer be required.
I also don’t remember when I last bought a pen. A mild memory of those Pilot, Reynolds and Rotomac pen which were treasured possession, a quick status check reveals that all those pretty pens lying my desk have dried out and write no longer.
The only past rememberence of me using a pen would have been a few years before to sign cheque but that too have been replaced now by online transfers. Thanks to the digital revolution in banking.
Gifting a pen would be the most obsolete gift idea in this age.
Three decades after the advent of internet, this is the first time it has started to make more sense, with smartphones and social networking internet has become the important backbone. Information arrives and changes in fraction of seconds that yesterdays news seems like history today.
I just read an article (http://goo.gl/SCZ4F) and realized it would be a crazy thing to do. Is it really possible for one to keep away from internet. The one option that comes to my mind would be be imprisoned. What do you think you will loose if you boycott the internet for an year.
Today we use internet for everything, our day starts with checking our emails and social sites and ends with it posting our last tweet/update. Even though internet has simplified a lot of our life it has complicated things as well. Its an integral part and living without it is unimaginable. Its not only our private life that depends a lot on internet but even our jobs. We are used to do a lot of things over the internet. Our digital life has taken control or us and it seems impossible to live without it now.
An year without internet will be like pushing yourself to stone ages. Roti, Kapda aur Makan ( Food, clothing, and shelter) has new addition “Internet”. If given an option of choosing three out of the above four I can confidently say that internet is going to be one of the choice made by all. I would happily choose Food , Internet and do a coin toss to select one out of Clothing and shelter.
What would you choose ?