Sunday, May 27, 2007

Amazing Effects of Technology..

I have had some really nice birthday experiences in the past 24 years. But nothing was like the one I had this time on the silver jubilee celebration.
It used to be the landline phones at one time where you waited at 12.00 AM to pick it up quickly so that every one else at home is not disturbed. Then came the mobiles where many times it happens that while talking to someone you see a call waiting and later on you have to dial out to your friend to ‘get’ the wishes. Not that I am complaining. Just that it happens. Sms’es also form an important part. If you are feeling sleepy and your friends phone is busy for long time, just sms him(so that he knows you waited till 12) and then call him in the morning. Well, all that has happened over the years.
But another aspect of communication was added this time. We 4 – 5 friends were chatting across geographies in a conference call through Skype. The call started at around 10.30 and at 12.00 a countdown was marked and a nice Happy Birthday to you song was sung to me by Makhan, Sardar and Trainn…Guys, Thanks very much and 1 suggestion – never try your hands at Indian Idol. Hahahaha..
So in this way technology invaded in my life in one more aspect.
We went on to chat till around 2.30 AM. And guess what we did? All of us got on to the Google Maps and Makhan showed all of us his apartment and office in Dallas. Then we came to India and paid a visit to Sardar’s home and School. Then we carried on to our college and had some samosas in the PEC Market. Well, see the benefits of technology. 4 guys - 2 in Chandigarh, 1 in Gurgaon, 1 in US, visiting college together at 2 in the night. Thank You Google !!!!


Highlight of the Day..err Night..
A Happy Birthday to you song from an old movie was put on repeatedly by Train.
Well, I guess the reason I mention this will only be understood by the 4 guys who happened to be in the conf.

Joke of the Night – Side effects of too much technology
Tanny, a first time Skype user was trying to join the conference call. But Train who was hosting the call was having his dinner so Tan was not able to join the call. Moreover he didn’t have a mike also. So in a different chat window, Sardar and I told Tan to call Train on Mobile and tell him to add Tan in the conf. Tan’s reply came “But I don’t have a mike and I am new on Skype. How should I call him?”
So we said, “Bhai. Call him from your Mobile and tell him to add you”
Tan said “OK”. But then after some time he again asked, “But Train is Offline. How will I call him?”
So sardar and I had a BIG laugh and again wrote, “Tan, call Train’s Mobile Phone from your Mobile Phone. Forget Skype for a moment.”

I don’t know how many of you will find it funny, but we had a ball over this.

16 comments:

NehaPandey said...

hahah this was funny...
I can only say "cho chweeet "

SiD said...

@neha: yes it was funny..
By the way apart from cho chweet, you can say one more thing - Happy Birthday!!
hahahahaha...

Alesea said...

Well happy bday..n yes technology technology everwhere not a drop of the lovely common sense....n ya i have linked you...so stop by my blog and post a comment

Fleiger said...

Sirji... Belated Happy B'day!!!

Aajkal maine jara Orkutting kam kiya hai, isliye belated...

Lagta hai aapka b'day bahut hasi-majaak mein gaya ;)

SiD said...

@alesea: Thanks very much..
had a sneak peak at your blog.. will add it in google reader to keep an eye on future updates..

@fleiger: Thank you hai sir jee.. birthday kya.. apna to every day hi hasi majak wala hota hai ;)

YJ said...

Janam din ki lakkho bhadhaiyaan.. Bhadhaiyaan..
Joke of the Night padh kar meri hassi ni rukhti. Baakhi aap dekh lo..

NehaPandey said...

(Neha sings)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY..
Dear Sid..

:)
(sorry forgot .. common sense isnt so common really!! gosh)

SiD said...

@YJ: Thanks a Lot dude!!!

@Neha: Thanks for the Song and yes... the word Sorry isn't found in our dictionary..

Cuckoo said...

Happy Birthday Sidarth !! :P

And yes, technology does play a vital role in our life. The other day while going thru a hardcopy, I was looking for 'Find' button.

SiD said...

@cuckoo: Thanks!
oh..how i wish we could have a Ctrl+F in books :)

SUPRITHA.S said...

hey awesome blog!!!
Belated B'de wishes!!
Be Happy!!!:-)

SiD said...

@supritha: Thanks a Lot!! :)

KT said...

o teri... lagta hai main bhool gaya... koi na ... belated Happy B'day....

btw yeh Tan Tarundeep Singh to nahin ... he he.. the ending was really good...

SiD said...

@KT: Thanks.. :)
nahi Tan, tarun nahi hai.. 'Sardar' is Tarun...
Tan is another friend Tanuj :)

Anonymous said...

had hai...mere birthday wishes..ka no mention..are bhai main bhi technology hi use ki thi...:)

Romaine said...

Thanks for writing this.