So… we have various dramas surrounding various professions. House, Grey’s Anatomy, The Net … I hope they make a drama that depicts the life of a software developer. Now that would be a challenge. Why? How will they make the boring life of a bored human being seem interesting?
It’s fascinating to read things like these. Why don’t they simulate the running in Secondlife or something? This whole Olympics thing is becoming a joke.
First I read the stories about China having terrible air quality. This is quite true. We in South Korea get the “yellow dust” exported from China along with other goods. Apparently some athletes and even the IOC noted this point.
Then I read the way China was building these stadia. They were tossing out people and grabbing their land.
Then I read about Chinese paramilitary forces “guarding” the torch on foreign soil.
Now I read that the route is heavily guarded by police (10K in number!). All this is somehow supposed to spread the message of sportsmanship. This whole ceremony will be a joke in India anyway. The people bearing the torch will most probably be the politicians and the actors. It’s about glamour and not sportsmanship.
This is a post that probably will never be completed. In this post I would like to publish the first question that people ask when they come in contact or experience something new. Let me start by explaining what I mean. The first question I ask when I am learning a new language/dialect is how do I say “Thank you.”. This is a very important thing for me while communicating. Please remember that these are my opinions and have nothing to do with the universal truth. So here is the list:
1) First thing to learn about a language: How do I say “Thank You”
2) First thing to learn in a programming language: How do I write comments
3) First thing to ask when I meet a new person: May I know your name
More to come as and when I can think of them. Alternately you can post in the comments regarding your questions.