Thought for the day: Imagination is everything-it is the preview of life's coming attractions
I know I promised a post on ‘What do I do’ this time, but, need time to sit and write the two main fields I’ve worked in, in the past two decades. Meantime, people who read the post and commented-Arunima, Shreya, Purba/those did not comment(haha), please treat this as a tag and tell me/us what you do. I’m sure it’ll be interesting.
So, here’s an interim post till I pen that one. Enjoy!
Have you noticed? From being mega, everything these days seems to be giga-gigga these days. Be it hard discs, RAMS , scams, or anything. Where scams are concerned, of course, one gigga= 1 crore…hence, no scam can be less than a few giggas, be it the telecom one or cow’s fodder or the CW games. Somehow, giga always reminds me of giggles- the kind people (usually the ladies?)contort their face into when they’re laughing- as we read so often in Enid Blyton’s books…and, the word giggles always brings a kind of smile to our face, imagining how the giggler(is there such a word) looks like and how pleasant it would be to be in the constant company of gigglers, rather than mopers.
Last week, I went to an electronics shop- wanted to buy 2-3 small capacity MP3 players, so that(systematic person that I try to be) I could put different song selections for different moods in them- for e.g. fast and racy, soft and nice, Beatles, Hits of the ‘80s…so, even 250 MB would have been enough. (For heavens sake, I can’t keep more than 50-80 songs in a player, can I? )And, even that’s a bit too much, since I always prefer to do a selection, by forwarding/reversing the playlist.
Anyway, so, this guy says ‘Sorry, Sir, the smallest player we have is 2 giga- take that-you can accommodate 500 songs.(Going by logic, 1 song(Hindi, for e.g.) is usually 4 MB. So, 2000 MB(appx=2 GB)/4=500 songs). I looked at him like he was nuts, and said’ No, thanks’…I like my playlists short and sweet. And, don’t want to pay for 2 gigas when less than a giga will do. Guess what I have to do is have folders in the laptop, and cut-copy-paste each time from the laptop to the existing player and back, depending on the mood. Till someone decides to have a ‘year end/stock clearance sale’ on MP3 players. And, there’s just 11 days left for the year to end.
Have you also noticed- the higher the GB, the less is the rate per GB? I wonder what they do-squeeze in more of the whatever-they-squeeze-in(Anybody knows how a GigaByte looks like?), into the same ‘module’, to accommodate more and more bytes, nee, gigas? Amazing. The rate per Giga, of a terra USB, is even less.
(For those interested but wanting some gyaan: 1 Terrabyte= 1024 Giga . 1 Gigabyte=1024 Megabytes. And hence 1 Terra=1024*1024(use a calculator..haha) Megas)
Of course, terra reminds me of ‘Tedha’(crooked), but that’s another story altogether.
Joke of the day:
Q: Why was the blonde upset when she got her Driver's License?
A: Because she got an F in 'sex'
Till next time, keep smiling.