“Cricket is a game of 11, watched by 11000 fools”- G.B. Shaw.
My mom loves him, but, my dad hates this chap.
“Why would anyone hate cricket. One who hates cricket is no human!” he would sometimes utter in an emotional tone.
But, mom often has her way, and dad has to watch the serial about the arrogant CEO with a young daughter and new wife- even when there is a India-Vs-Pakistan match on TV.
10 years back, this might have been a cruel thing to do to dad, but, thanks to technology and multiple channels available for streaming, this ain’t a problem anymore. He can sit beside mom, giving her company, while continuing to follow the match on his smart phone. He just learned about the UC Cricket way to get updated, and he seems to love the speed!
Sweet, huh? :-)
I suppose in this world, you always take things with a pinch of salt; bitter sweet (whoever coined this word must have been a really wise man!)
I remember my friend complaining about her boyfriend the other day. Apparently, when she was running a high temperature of 106 degrees, her boyfriend had poured the medicine into her nose instead of in her mouth (uff!). He had his nose to the laptop- watching the live streaming of an i20 game- when he committed this unforgivable sin! What followed next is probably not worth this story, but, you get the point don’t you?
A couple of years ago, we would listen to cricket updates on the radio while traveling- shuttling between the music station and the cricket station; music for mom& co. and cricket for dad & co. My granddad still talks about standing in front of the Hindu newspaper office to get the cricket match updates. Good old days, he says!
And then of course, the TV showrooms! Even today, people continue to watch cricket matches on TVs displayed in TV showrooms…
In many ways, these means were, convenient for people to watch the match on the go!
Internet has penetrated the world to replace these traditional means, and in a nice way too. But, even today, these age-old ways (to stay updated) continue to charm many people in some inconspicuous and some evident ways…
Amazon echo, a speech recognition device was introduced a couple of months back. Apple, Microsoft- all have their own versions…
Today, it is live streaming on smartphones and laptops. Tomorrow, it could be getting live updates with “running commentary” using devices like Echo.
“Alex Pandian! Can you stream the match for me?”, you say to your device.
Lo behold! The live match commentary is brought to your home even without a cable TV connection!
“I want to see it on TV”, you say.. And, the smart TV in your home powers on to play the match.
“I am going out. Continue streaming on phone”- you direct your device.
And, the TV is switched off and phone is alive with the match….
The power of technology will amaze the world tomorrow- much more than it does, today. And then, you can live your life doing multiple things while staying connected to all!
If you enjoy “that” world, pssstttt…. It’s happening very soon :-)
If technology suffocates you, please plant trees… The earth needs more of them too! :-)
Try this one out: http://www.ucweb.com/ . It’s cool and fast!