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Confused Convergence?

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My good friend, Krish Sreedharan’s post on Face book, was the basic stimulant for this blog. His observation while riding a Taxi to work was a simple one, which read “hmm ... Interesting ... Taxi Uncle has a small portable radio for in-car entertainment :)”

That set my thoughts racing. We have indeed come a long way from the days of the pocket radio (a great innovation and a status symbol to carry around those days, especially for cricket commentary inside the classroom) with a plethora of innovative communication devices which actually transforms what was considered as ‘Wishful Thinking’ a few decades ago, into reality. Yet, we seem to yearn for those Good old days and gadgets. Here is an example . . .
The late 80’s and early 90’s saw the advent of Mobile phones into India. I still treasure my first Motorola hand phone, the size of a brick or a cordless land line phone from BPL - US West. It had a single line digital display, stored 25 numbers and had a battery which would go for over …