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paradox of our time

I found this piece in an old magazine with papers torn and ragged. I was about to throw the heap when suddenly this article caught my eyes. It is powerful enough to make us think twice; to make us remember something we so often forget easily. It is strong enough, if contemplated, to review the pile of contrasts that we have created and forcefully dumped at the backyards of our homes, and then deliberately neglected in the run for life, livelihood, etc. It goes:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less well being.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We have…

beware of -ware - II

Greenware: A type of otherware which requests the user to help the environment to "register" the software.
Guiltware: A piece of freeware decorated with a message telling one how long and hard the author worked on it and intimating that one is a no-good freeloader if one does not immediately send the poor suffering martyr gobs of money.
Hardware: Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware.
Liveware / Meatware / Wetware: Human beings (programmers, operators, administrators) attached to a computer system, as opposed to the system's hardware or software.
Malware: Malicious software intended to cause consequences the unwitting user would not choose; especially by use of virus or Trojan horse.
Otherware / Requestware: It is a collective term referring to software that is not distributed as freeware, shareware or commercial software.
Payware: Commercial software…