Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Internet Mania



















An ad for an Internet Service Provider. There are several ISPs and most of them route their cables using the telephone and electric poles, adding to the unseemly jumble of cables that seems to be ubiquitous in the city now. There is intense competition and once in a while the linesmen of one ISP cut off the cables of their rival and it takes hours to fix the problem! The other time we lose Internet connectivity is when they take huge Ganesh idols for immersion.


"Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks."
-Unknown

"
Warning: the Internet may contain traces of nuts." -Unknown

"
A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. " -Unknown

" You can't take something off the Internet - it's like taking pee out of a pool." -Unknown

(The last quote is referring to the fact that websites are archived. If you are not able to find an old website, you can look for it at the WayBackMachine.)

7 comments:

Jules said...

Hello, hello - your quotes today are soo true they made me laugh!!!

I can so relate to yesterday's post -things are done that way here too!!!
I tend to keep my blog positive as expats can easily get into trouble for being negative.

Kerri said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I need to explore your a little more. I'll be back.

Lori said...

I've just been looking over your great photos. Thanks for showing us Hyderabad!

zakscloset said...

oooh. i'm not sure if i can survive without internet connection for more than a minute. anyway, i am SO glad i could actually help you with your japanese! (although your japanese is already amazing!)

Neva said...

I love your quotes today.. you are too funny!! I will look forward to the next "Blue Moon" I LOVE the CDPB's...

WebOJ said...

Traces of nuts indeed! All the train stations in Mumbai have signs like that with the Station name.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

@weboj - In Western countries the food packages have a warning about "traces of nuts" because some people are allergic to it. Regarding the signs at the railway stations, the local stations here also have similar signs. I think the design has been "stolen" from the London Underground.http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2625.aspx