Misadventures with Tablets



Well, apparently I need to write about my misadventures with a tablet for a contest. Misadventures, yes – they are easy to write about – my life itself can said to be one big misadventure. But where does tablet come into the misadventure? Pondering over my situation brings to my memory the boy who went into his exam, well prepared with an essay on cow and encountered an essay on an aero plane instead.  Unfazed the boy had started out his essay thus, “An aero plane is a vehicle that can fly our cities, jungles and country sides. When it flies over the countryside if one were to look out of the window, one can see many a cow grazing in tranquility.” Taking on from there he had gone on to rattle out the essay he had prepared on the cow. Not sure how amused the teacher was on finding this essay or how much marks he got. Nor do I know how amused the sponsors will be with my entry and whether I shall win anything. But then the boy did show some initiative, eh?

Well, so what about the tablet? I am no stranger to tablets. I was not a very healthy child and have had had more than my share of tablets at a young age itself. I also used to be fond of tablet covers which I used to call tic-tac for the sound they could make. I remember trading all the colored chalk pieces my grandmother had gifted me with my friend for tablet covers. I used to love trading stuff with my friends, often against my parents’ wishes and every one of them can be considered a misadventure in itself. I can remember so many instances of smuggling away all the good stuff my parents had got me to trade away for trash like bubble gum covers, tablet covers and discarded lottery tickets.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and daily Yoga can keep tablets away. So far, so good! So I can conclude that Yoga is a better way to maintain health and complete my essay, sparing my readers any further torture. But then the catch is, the Yoga here is itself a tablet, a different kind of tablet, a tablet that does Yoga. And I have to write what misadventures I had with other tablets that do not do Yoga and how all that can be avoided with a Yoga tablet.

The greatest misadventure I can associate with my current tablet is buying it for I hardly ever used it. And I can avoid this in the Yoga tablet by choosing not to buy it. I can’t even imagine what other kind of adventures or misadventures one can have with a tablet of all things. As they say a dog is a dog is a dog, a tablet is a tablet is a tablet. In fact, one can have plenty of adventures and misadventures with dogs. I have even written a post about my misadventures with a dog and a story based on my adventures with another. Come to think of it, it would have been revolutionary if Lenovo had manufactured a computer in the form of a dog. All they have done in this Yoga tablet is added a stand to the tablet and they are touting it is as if it is the next biggest revolution in computers.

Talking of computers in shape of dogs, it is in not really such a ludicrous concept either. I remember reading a story in school of the love between a boy and his robot dog. There is also this famous robot dog Juno created by Tamil Science fiction writer Sujatha. Also it is not a concept confined to science fiction. Sony in fact manufactured a robot dog called Aibo way back in 1999 itself. But unfortunately the product did not turn out to be commercially viable and had to be discontinued in 2006. Guess people don’t find such products exciting. What they find more exciting are things like tablets with stands, mint with holes and soap powder whose molecules vibrate when put in a washing machine. Well, that’s the real world. Thank God, there is at least science fiction.

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35 comments:

indu chhibber said...

Nice take on the topic.
Karthik i lost my way on the way,i hope the judges are as flummoxed as i am because then they will give you full marks for innovation

The Fool said...

Thanks Indu. This was meant to be a bit meandering and confusing. I was just writing in a stream of thought jumping from one idea to another. I was reading another similar post I had written long back and felt like attempting this style again.

Kusum said...

LOL...that was creative!

Rickie said...

Oh I loved this! Freewheeling and funny! Clearly, you are shooting for gold with this one, TF!

Rachna said...

TF, that was one hilarious ride. You really are having fun with these contest topics :). I can surely credit you with out-of-the-box writing here. Good luck!

indu chhibber said...

Yes i loved it.It goes very much like a ramble where one word leads to a sentence and another in that sentence leads to another topic and so on......

The Fool said...

Thanks, Kusum.

The Fool said...

Thanks , Rickie. I am sure the contest organizers will just love it.

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot, Rachna. That is what I like about topics that are pure endorsements. I can then have my bit of fun.

Arvind Passey said...

Yoga is not in my life yet... but tablets are, in a big way! My mornings begin with a tablet and they keep reaching out at regular intervals until I finally close my eyes at night.
:)

Arvind Passey
www.passey.info

The Fool said...

Tablets are not part of my life, Mr. Passey. I end up in front of my office laptop most of the time. I hardly every get time to switch to any other device.I have to do blogging and social network activities in between.

Soham Roy said...

Computers in the shape of Dogs :) LOL...Are they actually making those...:D..Nice post BTW

The Fool said...

Thanks, Soham. Sony did used to make robot dogs.

Suresh Chandrasekaran said...

NOW you are back in the zany creativity mode TF :) Excellent post and I am sure the sponsors will be very surprised indeed that their contest can evoke such creativity :)

The Fool said...

Thanks, Suresh. These contests have that effect on me.

jaish_vats said...

God it was like you were in a contest where you had to speak non stop for five mins on a tablet. Hi hi . Good luck TF :)

The Fool said...

Bang on, Jaish. That is how I felt about this topic.

Purba said...

I am at that stage of life when I have started shopping for tablets at the Chemist. My other tablet is an extension of my hand though. Can't live without it.

The Fool said...

Yeah, indeed. I have however not got into the second tablets yet and hope I don't need too much of the first kind.

Bushra M said...

Haha...lol! A humorous and witty take on the topic! Lovely :)

Pankti Mehta said...

In teacher's place, I would love that boy's essay :D Best of luck!

Seeta said...

loved it! a different take altogether :) And your essay on the plan and cow :P Glad I wasnt your teacher :P

themoonstone said...

LOL ! Though I am not sure how much Lenovo would appreciate it :)

Bhavya Kaushik said...

lol, I cracked a smile after reading this one! A very different take on the topic altogether. Nicely done!

StyleOnStreets said...

Very interesting blog post ;) All the best :)

Canary said...

Very different from all I have read so far.. stands out! Good luck :)

The Fool said...

Thanks Bushra.

The Fool said...

Ha Ha. You will.

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot, Seeta.

The Fool said...

Doubt it. But then not like when I write goody good also I win a lot of cool stuff.

The Fool said...

Thanks Bhavya.

The Fool said...

Thanks

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot, Canary.

Ashwini C N said...

I felt like I was talking to someone with attention deficit syndrome ;-)

I did enjoy reading about your adventures :-)

The Fool said...

Thanks Ashwini. Yeah - I meant it to be like that. I call this mental stream writing. Someone called my earlier such piece the work of an addled brain.

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