After mobile phones could be afforded by 10% of our population, laptops had become the gadgets that could emit the halo; that all powerful tool that separated the have-nots from the haves. The gullible and easily excitable Indian media predicted certain victory for the BJP in the last general elections and one of the major reasons cited was the laptop always carried by BJP’s chief campaign manager, Pramod Mahajan. His laptop and the media’s speculation about the wonderful analysis and poll strategy coming out of it were touted as evidence that electioneering in
Bob Woolmer’s laptop was also believed to be the main reason for his success as a coach for the South African cricket team. Once again everyone speculated about the remarkable analysis and strategies that must be coming out of his laptop. Even though the laptop failed to do similar wonders with the
The laptop aura is best experienced in our homes. Most parents believe that their working children who have been given laptops by their companies work day and night as they see him always facing the laptop. In most such occasion the laptop is just being used to watch videos on youtube. However, parents plea with their children to give their eyes some rest; some even ask them to look for a less taxing job even if that means less money.
So much so, last year,
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