Saturday, February 24, 2007

'Photo' Stat

Recently I have written quite a bit on college days and how times have changed now. The main reason has been my cousin brother who has joined my alma mater this year.
So constant interaction with him keeps me updated on the happenings in the college.
From Anuj I came to know about the serious intrusion of Information Technology in the lives of Pecobians.
And recently I also came to know how mobiles are being used to their full potential.
Exam time was quite often socializing time - almost whole of the college was to be found at one place – Photostat shop. A God sent messenger was there in every class. He used to make notes through out the semester and provide his notebook for copying one day before exam. It was a boom time for the owners of those copier machines. But now times are changing. These days with mobile cameras, what is the need to get the notes, go to the shop, wait in the queue, get Photostat, and spend a hefty percentage of your pocket money? This is chill age dude!!
Get the notes, take out the 2 MP camera, click photographs of notes, transfer to your laptop and if needed make an e-book out of it. And maybe go ahead and put this eBook on your website/blog. The rest of the class will be more thankful to you than the poor chap who painstakingly wrote the notes in first place.
If this all sounds far fetched, see the images below. The source for these images and the idea which is mentioned above is my brother who as you can well imagine has sessionals starting soon.

P.S: While I was writing this, many more things came to mind which I had initially included in this post but later realized that they need a separate post so coming soon will be “Analysis of LTA”



12 comments:

Fleiger said...

Now that's what I call technology-savvy ;)

We didn't have much use for class-notes, but due to lack of text-books, we used to get a lot of photocopies of reference books. Now this is one idea we would have never thought of.

Fleiger said...

RDB got Best Music and Best Film @Filmfare...

SiD said...

@fleiger: ya innovative ideas indeeed..
who would have thought of even having a mobile during our initial college life!!

filmfare - advanced info!!!! cool..
i guess they are to be telecast ed today evening..

Fleiger said...

True... I got a reliance cell in my last term, which was one of the few in our class. (Though almost the whole class got cells once we graduated). Camera phones were a novelty and extremely expensive except for a few rich students.

@Filmfare... I got it off Indiatimes.

KT said...

he he... well I don't if it happens in my college.... but this reminded me of something ... in Infy...

well rem there was EN9100 certification exam in Mys DC... and everyone was supposed to take test on Perception tool which doesn't alloe CCP or even minimise it to take grab of the screen... well such ideas featured at that time.....

we caught hold of this innocent lateral who had just joined from a core mech company and then thought of such solutions like taking photograph of each question on mobile or taking a running video by a mobile or camera of the page and answers that we all collectively help him choose... doing remote desktop connect and then taking snap...

but it all involved so much pain we all dropped the idea and waited till someone took the test and passed and after that...everyone except the PAs and PMs passed with the same score...

SiD said...

@fleiger: on india times. one info is wrong... alka yagnik didn't get best playback for KANK.. sunidhi chauhan got it for "Beeedi(omkara)"

@KT: haan.. i remember you told once.. its some what difficult in a test situation... and more so on the computer!!! [:)]

Anonymous said...

yaar tum techies na ajeeb hi duniya ho...:) cheers to you G's...

Chetan said...

Good article again Sid. Really technology bahut hi kaam ki chees hai lekin jo human element hota hai woh chala jaata hai. Iss case mein hi dekh lo, woh ladka/ladki jisne class attend karke mehnat se notes banaya tha uska koi mol nahin raha. Kya achcha hai kya bura, yeh to main nahin decide kar sakta, lekin technology bahut difference karta hai achcha ya bura.

Amrut said...

hahahaha... A techie blog from a tech savvy dude.. Achha hai be...
Technology used in the way it has been is good or bad is debatable... Nevertheless, it is innovative!!!

SiD said...

@anon: i thot ki yeh to sab jagah chalta hoga!!! even in non tech world

@chetan bhai: well.. i agree ki sometimes human element miss ho jata hai.. as i said... when u go for photostat, it is a time of socializing.. hence..yes, it has both positives and negatives

@amrut: I agree.. very innovative!!

Cuckoo said...

Hmmm I was one of those original copy ones. :((

SiD said...

@cuckoo: The country owns a lot to people like you!!! < bow >