Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's all on Google, silly...

"Acha, how do all those people fit in that small box?" I might have asked my father, when I saw a TV for a first time. He might have launched into a long and simple narration of how it was catching stuff "off the air" that was being done some place else.
"Why can't we go to the sun, just like we went to the moon?", or to come closer to nature, "How does it rain? Is god really peeing from up there?" and a thousand other questions, which he or mom would have answered patiently.
And I considered (still do...) superman and superwoman...They'd know the answer to any question, however intriguing it might be, to me.


Will my child too, sit on my lap and ask the same wide eyed questions? I don't know.. Because I have a very formidable opponent who goes by the name google. Maybe by the time my children are old enough to start talking, this guy might come up with a voice interactive query engine which'd just listen and answer. Or we say "Sun" and it opens a picture of the galaxy and winds down to sun, just like it does with the earth now. With children coming to grips with technology at the rate now, I do not think they'll have time to sit on my lap and wait for the answer while I weave a fancy tale. He'll just go sit in front of the computer, look deep into googl's eyes and ask, "Why do you think we never can get to the sun", and with s smile, google'd say, "It's very hot out there, we'd all burn off". And that's it! He'd come back with a happy face and a "know-all" look on his face!! I'd be left trying to grapple with the harsh reality, the only solace in the knowledge that the computer has an "Off" button..

4 comments:

aarthi said...

n wat abt the hazy image u see in the moon is none other than ur dead grand mother!!(some say rabbit! but i like the former better!) n still believe it..:)

Madhavan said...

my grannies (both sides) are still around, and so were my great grannies when i was small enough to moon at the moon...i guess thats y amma convinced me that it is a rabbit...yea, i still look at it, but now the rabbit looks more like one of those "energizer battery" rabbits...

aarthi natarajan said...

very nice to knw u dont have to search for ur granny's in the moon!! unfortunate in my case...
maybe even the moon isnt real n not just the rabbit!!

aarthi natarajan said...

* grannies..