Saturday, December 24, 2005
I really feel naked walking past people surfing on their laptops at Starbucks, Coffee Beans or the like. Everyone is now taking full advantage of the WiFi facilities available around. The less savvy ones are still hanging around on their handsets and the more savvy ones, clinging on to their Acer Ferraris and the like. And I am still walking around without either.
Is WiFi or Wireless Fidelity a latest invention? Nope, according to my old schoolmate Prof. Arthur, now residing in Sydney. He wrote in to tell me that in his last research he came across the following report:
After digging to a depth of 100 metres in a remote section of Moscow, last year, Russian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network one thousand years ago.
Not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, American scientists dug 200 metres and headlines in the US papers read: 'US scientists have found traces of 2000-year-old optical fibres, and have concluded that their ancestors already had advanced high-tech digital telephone 1000 years earlier than the Russians.'
One week later, the Malaysian newspapers reported the following: 'After digging as deep as 500 metres, Malaysian scientists have found absolutely nothing. Nothing. Absolutely Nothing. They have concluded that 5000 years ago, their ancestors were already using wireless technology.'
Prof. Arthur further commented to me that he thought of seeking Australian citizenship, after having resided there for more than a quarter century now. However after the recent racial riots he had second thoughts about it. But after reading the above report, he has now decided finally, that he will not relinquish his Malaysian citizenship, and that he will die as Malaysian for the Malaysia Boleh spirit. Good decision Prof. Bila hang nak balik tengok banjir di Alok Setak? BTW Prof., the Education Attache at the Australian Embassy here reiterated that there is absolutely no university at Kings Cross. So what university are you attached to there?