Sunday, June 06, 2010

CD/DVDs - Half baked inventions !!

Always had a grudge against CDs & DVDs.

Initially because I had a cool stereo tape recorder bought with my own money... and then because those damn saucer like discs were painstakenly costly.

Now I hate them because of their lack of immunity to dust (India is perennialy under construction) and rough weather. You cant expect me to always hold them by the edge and treat them with a 'handle with care' sign all the time. Once you keep it in the open, it will sneeze the next time when you play it. It beats (skips) the shit out of the music. And to top it, its not curable.
Once it sneezes, its cremation time, dude.

I always wonder why the intelligent morons who invented them didn't think of giving it a shelter from scratches, dust and other electro-magnetic fields.

It definitely has its pluses. Has a great apetite for storage, that too, good quality storage. Looks sleek, modern and high-end. Output is of hi-fi quality. But it has to be all that and more, when the aim was to make the good'ol tapes extinct.

However, the morons were so engrossed on the look and the shine of it that they forgot to cover it (give it a shelter). It is worse because the predecessors had a shelter to make it work for years. Its even (more) worse because the head that reads the CD/DVD is much smaller than the head of the tape recorder that used to read magnetic tapes. It was an easy kill. Morons.

They could have thought of lasers to read the disc (Isnt that an idea?). You dont even need a peep-hole to read the disc with laser. Laser as a technology surely existed then.

By the way, this blog is a patented thought. You jerks, dont even think.

You guys must now realise how pissed I am, with one of my favourite CDs refusing to play without sneazing. You know what, it is in my trash bin now.


1 comment:

  1. ...wanting to give the comforts of a young intelligent bahu to my aging parents.

    So you think wife is a thing or her services are owned by you that you can gift to your parents. :) Is it possible your partner can gift you to her parents- helping them in their old age :) .

    ...Almost all wives of love marriages opted clearly for nuclear families.

    I was one love marriage wife who insisted we not elope but seek the so called "ashirvaad" and have them in our lives because in fast moving lives I wanted my kids to have dada dadi and a bhua (father's sister) as I have only one brother and no sister. So my kids would not have had an aunt from my side and an uncle from his side. So I wanted a joint family. His parents were still working, I thought once they retire they can come and live with us. But what happened is all over my blog. Psychological warfare, abuse (physical), torture and finally end of the relationship he filed for divorce while I was still in the hospital. The great MIL told me on the eve of my first wedding aniversary she'll make sure I leave him by next anniversary.

    If I ever visited them the mother daughter will just sit and not budge while I sweated in the kitchen even when I had a miscarriage or was burning in fever. And that God forsaken man wanted me to keep his folks happy, he refrained from helping me because they would call him JKG. They prevented me from talking to the neighbors, monitored how ate, walked or sat.

    For a functional joint family where every one can thrive it requires strong concept of boundaries. What I am telling you is from a family where FIL was a Ph.D. and MIL an M.Ed. She in doctrinated me how I should not be having sex every night. And then her husband FIL told me how I should conduct myself in the bedroom. Wao, still need more :) . My personal effects were ransacked and used in my absence. This is not just my story there are many like me going through it.

    I got married around 29. I am good cook and a very organized person. I invited MIL to help her set up the new househld. She refused to come and then she had problems that I was better oraginzed and my closet looked like one in those commercials. So there is no problem in the joint families the problem is with those who are in the joint families.

    Your whole post is based on one person's remark. But that does not mean good joint families are instinct. I know some of my own friends who are in the joint families and it works for them. My mom's best friend had four sons and a disabled daughter. All four sons, their wives and children live in that four bedroom house. Mrs. N asked the bahus who ever wanted could move out could do so. But none wants to leave because Mr. and Mrs. N are so good. They not only mind the children but help the couples to save and invest too. Each son now has a flat in Delhi but they still live in the same house with grown up children and aged father. Few years ago Mrs. N died and the eldest son's wive we call her Bhabhiji has taken her place. Now she manages the household and other bahus treat her like their mother even though there is not much age difference. The disabled sister and now very aged father Mr. N are cared for by all.

    I hope these posts will help substantiate the concern here.


    Desi Girl


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