Computer History Museum - A visit

As a child, I used to imagine that when I grow up I will work in a bookstore. I will sell books and in spare time read all the books. Whenever I get a chance to visit a big bookstore or Library, I feel as If I have entered heaven, my spine is thrilled with electric spikes.
This August, I got a chance to visit San Jose (Was there to attend an international conference ASONAM 2016 in San Francisco). Feeling a bit adventurous I tried Airbnb for the first time and stayed with Venna, a very sweet lady. When we reached, she suggested that since I am into computers I should visit Computer History Museum, I accepted her suggestion and am very happy that I did. The museum kindled the child in me, and once again I was back to childhood (not that I have really grown old), seeing the Babbage difference engine, the PDP-1, the Jacquard loom, I was transcended into a new world. The museum showcased the history of computers bringing them back to life through their gigantic exhibits. The exhibition Rev…

Etiquettes in the Digital world

Today almost every house hold has access to internet and smartphones. Yet even the most polite people lack the basic etiquette's of using these technologies. Being an avid user myself, I find this lack very irritating and so I attempt here to list few habits that one should do instead:

  1. The most annoying thing on mobile is crazy ring tones. Keep your ring tones pleasant, something which does not make all eyes move on the direction asking, where the hell this noise is coming.
  2. Whenever you get a missed call from a number in your contact list, it is polite to call back.
  3. When you call somebody and person is not picking the mobile, do not go on calling every second!!! Unless you are his/her mother, girlfriend or wife.
  4. When you receive a message, you should reply back, acknowledging that you have read the message, even if it is short and sweet “OK”. Even dumb computers do it, you are better than them. (Remember that in Whatsapp and Facebook, sender do come to know if you have seen the message or not)
  5. On Facebook and twitter, being lazy we mostly click on like to acknowledge the fact that we have seen the post and like it or agree with it. But please do not like post informing tragedies/death etc. I am sure no one likes that someone is dead, but still the post has 20 likes!!! yuck!!