The gadget of the Times

//The gadget of the Times

The gadget of the Times

Once upon a time, it was the radio. Elders had to be given written directions on how to switch it on and listen to music or news. There were some who quickly picked it up and gave tips to youngsters on listening to Ceylon Radio instead of AIR.

Then came the television that captured the fancy of young and old alike. Elders had to be given written directions on how to switch it on, tune to the channel of their choice (even though there existed only one channel). There were some who quickly picked it up and even gave tips to youngsters.

Soon there emerged many different gadgets, out of which the computer and mobile phone were perhaps the most popular. Elders were given written instructions to use them, to make calls, to connect to the Internet, to send emails. There were some who quickly picked it up and gave tips to youngsters, as to whether Nokia was more rugged than a Samsung, or if Norton was better at virus-protection than McAfee.

I wonder what the omnipresent gadget is going to be, in my … Time.

By |2018-12-10T11:19:57+00:00April 21st, 2011|As I see it|3 Comments

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  1. Harish April 22, 2011 at 2:46 am - Reply

    may be customised humanoid robots or clones, which themselves instruct owners how to use them 🙂

  2. AN April 22, 2011 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Interesting! You know what?, it may already be around and its not yet popular. The wireless phone/computer were around for decades (not in the present form though).

  3. Deepa April 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    You know, when I was a kid, there was this serial that used to come on DD – I forget the name. I think it was about space travel and along the lines of Back To The Future. Urmila Matondkar had a cameo. Getting to the point – in that show, in order to show how 'advanced' we would be in the 'future', they had video phones and made clones of each other. And look at us now – about 20 years from then, its all a reality!!

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