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Thursday, May 12, 2011


 Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river.  He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market.  One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off and fell in the river.  Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood (The Woodcutter And The Axe), he started praying to the River Goddess.
 The River Goddess appeared after a week of his rigorous prayers.  The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river.  As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty.
  She showed him a match box, and asked, ‘Is this your computer?’  Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer replied, ‘No’.
  She next showed him a cigarette packet, and asked if that was his.  Annoyed, the engineer said ‘No, not at all!!’
  Finally, she came up with his own Pentium machine, and asked if it was his. The engineer sighed, and said ‘Yes’.
  The River Goddess was happy with his honesty.  She was about to give him all the three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her, ‘Don’t you know that you’re supposed to show me some better computers before bringing up my own?’
  The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, ‘I know that, you stupid idiot!  The first two things I showed you were the Septium and the Hexium, the latest Notebooks from Lenovo!’
  So saying, she disappeared with the Pentium.
  Moral: If you’re not up-to-date with technology trends, it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool, than to open your mouth and prove it.
By Mr.Bijo Kurian



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