Human machinations

By Ong Soh Chin

Trying to make sense of one’s gadgets can be exasperating. Still, technology is a good thing, but not for the reasons you think. Show me a lot of cables and wires and my eyes start to cross. Swamp me with geek talk on RAMs and bits and bytes and watch me bolt out of the room faster than you can say Winzip. But, like most people, I have come to a kind of happy truce with the devices I own. Apart from my TV and my DVD player, these include my mobile phone, my PDA, my iPod and my two computers – the office laptop and my own iBook at home.

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