Techvolution

Weird word but its what I call evolution of technology. . . . . .from the first wheel to probes on the moon (I still dont believe anyone passed through the van-allen radiation belt and landed on the moon ) to a world wide web of  virtual pages that allow you to buy your groceries online, pick up a date, manage your bank account and view the product of millions of dollars and several months of production in the name of a movie. . .all at your desk.

All this technology is really amazing considering that less than a century ago, we believed that leaving your clipped finger nails lying around could just tempt a witchdoctor to place a spell on you. . . .such giant leaps are hardly explainable and thus lead me to question if they are really as a result of painstaking research and intense brainstorming.. . . . . Sometime back watched a documentary that analysed the pyramids and concluded that they couldn’t have possibly been built by the Egyptians  and they proceeded to prove it. . . . .they went on to claim that even with our present technology we cant build them with the same accuracy. . . . .I therefore concluded that even our present technology is not really developed by humans for humans as is broadly evangelised. . . . .. .Question is Who makes it?

A Week Working For The Government

I just learnt over this past week that you can get paid for sitting around so long as your name is present on a particular list. Also learnt that the government is the best employer there is. .. .someone in some forum once said that the government is like a huge slow Giant . . it moves extreemely slowly, cannot have its feelings hurt and anything you throw at it simply bounces off. . . ..though its supposed to be answerable to everyone, it actually answers to no-one but itself.. . . Now this creates a perfect working environment where we can truly be multitaskers. . . .All the same the goverment is really a waster of taxes and nothing else. . . just today I was strolling in my quaint little hometown and the wind blowing in my face dried my lips to the point of  cracking!. . . . . . .now why kengen hasnt setup a windfarm here is a mystery. . . . .maybe they are waiting for worldbank funding?. . . .

The future of ISP’s

This is indeed an exciting time to be a new kid on the internet highway. . . . Its like the internet boom that hit the americas at the turn of the millenium is hittng The east coast of africa now. . . . .We have a big fat pipe at the coast with thousands of strands of glass delivering Billions of bits of data a second . . . . .and guess what. . . there are two more coming!!. . .No-one is happier than Iam since all I can think of is how am gonna harness me this and ride this wave before it breaks. . . . .
well for starters, a big fat pipe(datawise) wont bring anyone broadband without an intermediary. . . . they usually call themselves ISP’s . . like an exclusive club of privileged folk. . . .well all they do is lay lastmile infrastracture and proceed to charge you for using it. . . .
Anyway. . .enough of my rambling. . .I was just musing about the future of ISP’s in this country where residences are not so permanent what with bypasses and squatters and what not. . . .traditionally the ISP would tell you, you need a phone line, or we need to drill a hole in your wall and push a cable through. . .now that few people consider the houses they live in as permanent. . . ISP’s face a problem that mobile phone companies readily solve. . . . .they give you internet on the go. . . .And we have a provider that has a 3G network, another with an EVDO network and two others who seem overwhelmed by it all. . … . .With the prospect of having my broadband with me wherever I am in the city, I would be hardpressed to explain why I would want cables running around the house. . . .
Mobile Broadband has its disadvantages like the fact that you are sure you are using the same BTS with several hundred people and that they are reluctant to give you unlimited net. . . ..So unless traditional ISP’s offer their services at dirt cheap prices It would be unlikely that they will continue to be profitable what with the onslaught of the wireless generation. . . .