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Friday, 4 April, 2008

Oh! For a Tech-free world ... ... ...

Oh! For a Tech-free World ... ... ... ...

Coming from me, this article by Jay Dubashi must sound even more funny:

However, I often wonder why we can't live again in a world without:

  • Mobile phones
  • Emails
  • Instant Messengers
  • Blogs
  • Second Life Avatars
  • Faxes
  • Aeroplanes
  • Cars, bikes, scooters
  • Submarines
  • Computers
  • Ipods

Come to think of it, not having the above will certainly make life much more relaxed.

While some of us will consider such a life dull and unexciting, such a life may bring back lots of "small things" that we've been living without for years (with a guilty feeling right through, in many cases):

  • A walk in the park with one's spouse - chatting with her (and not through mobiles and laptops)
  • A morning on the terrace, watching the sun rise
  • A trip (by the so-called tortuous bus / train) to a distant village and a nearby forest / hill / river
  • Listening to the chirping of birds
  • Just sitting by the banks of a small pond and throwing small stones into the pond
  • Chasing a butterfly
  • Trying to pluck that flower that is just out of reach
  • Writing a post card to a dear old friend (if we can figure out her / his postal address)
  • Sitting under the banyan tree (if we can recall what one looks like) and gossiping with friends
  • Leaning on a pillar (if we can still locate one) and reading a novel
  • Sleeping till 10 am, staying awake till 3 am - preferably both on the same day

While not all of the above are within the realms of possibility, one must certainly try to think of such a life at a point of time not too far off in the future.