Curiosity

Curiosity is probably the most valuable boon that man is blessed with, for without curiosity we stand still and stagnated. Curiosity is that what took the hunter-gatherer Homo Sapiens of more than 90000 years old to the present-day Artificial-Intelligence-producing man. All the inventions and discoveries that mankind had seen were the results of the effortContinue reading “Curiosity”

Choose Erase Over Delete

Delete and erase are two words that the computer-world had given to me to ponder over. Prima facie they sound the same, but technically and meaningfully they are not. When we were students, we had pencil, rubber and eraser; not pencil, rubber and deleter. Why eraser, not deleter? I searched in vain for the word:Continue reading “Choose Erase Over Delete”

Arm’s-Length

We shake hands with people when we meet them as a matter of courtesy but do not embrace them; we do not embrace even acquaintances but only shake their hands. And embrace is reserved for friends who are intimate and who, we trust, will not do any harm to us. So the phrase of arm’s-lengthContinue reading “Arm’s-Length”

Advertising Hoodwinks

Honesty is most tested when it is least demanded. When I want to hear lies, I watch TV adverts; there are plenty for indigestion: an advert showing a man wearing a boxer short, jumping from a multi-storeyed building and landing perfectly in a car which is ready to be driven by a blonde. Wow, theContinue reading “Advertising Hoodwinks”