Tuesday, September 26, 2006

too bored

I remember the days when I do my homework in a 80386 and don't have any idea of what the internet is.
Those were the days.
Too many things have changed in less than a decade. Right now I'm writing these boring none-homework related ideas in a web-based blog, entering ascii characters on a Logitech keyboard wired on a black box with a pentium 3 GHz dual core processor(s).
Staring at a KDE desktop of an opensource operating system wherein loads of downloadz infiltrate the magnetic storage.
But the array of micro magnets had been there from the start. It is just the arrangement of the strings of 1s and 0s that gives meaning to them and thus they become files. That particular arrangement that dominates the traffic of information. Eventually matter need not be transported from place to place when all things could be represented in base 2 or higher. Paper and ink becomes obsolete with pdf's and djvu's, jpg's and png's. Books become extinct with ebookz. From tapes to CDs to mp3'z. Is it wrong to shuffle a deck of cards? Is it a crime to have your hard drive's magnetic bits rearranged? Even magnetic data is replaced with optical and flashy ones thus making floppies useless except for spreading viruses from public internet cafe's.
For the past few months there were only a few things in which i believed in. Aside from the default stuff, there was just FFT and FDTD and caffeine. Maybe I'm just having too much of the good stuff -- caffeine...

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