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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

so what?

i am thinking today, and the topic is so what?

why would you even care that you had a computer with internet access if you didn't have the dough to see a doctor or food and stuff like that.

you probably wouldn't.

my friend says that it is a so what sort of question but access to information is an important issue for doctors and health professionals in developing countries.

and i guess the winnning story here is that with the interweb you can get a lot of information for next to no money. always seems to come back to money huh.

would you be a little more hopeful about what else if you could find out the "what else" bit at a computer? would you be a little more happier if your teacher knew a little bit more?


i'm still not completely sold though.

the computers and stuff, they're not the magic bullet. it's a slow subtle kind of thing, i imagine. it won't make anyone immediately happy. i think actually, because computers are evil they will make a lot of people unhappy in the short run.

radio and tv are a lot cheaper and more accesible. probably fax as well. but if you wanted to send a text book say, or all the data you had on a weather forecast it'd take a long time, and lots of money.

at the end of the day it's only infrastructure.

but infrastructure is a good thing.


Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Long time ago I read somewhere that the constant irritation of a particular nerve makes people go bonkers, like dog whistles, alarm beeps, and the hum of the computer. They all have a little fan inside.

Thanks for listening. I'm glad that my neurosis had a place to go. Finally, as an IT professional, I'd like to say please don't spend too much time on the internet, it's evil. It'll rot your brain.

Ananda is bliss, and also "oh, so that's it then" in Japanese.