AWAW: Technology

For this week’s word challenge: Technology

The unattended automatic choreography of musical fountains, like this one in Bellagio, Las Vegas, is possible only because of the recent technological advancements.

FYI: This was designed by WET  and if you want to know how this works check this nice post here.

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This product of technology helped me travel down to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon , West Rim for a leisure ride. What an experience.

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and finally, a section of the Caledonian Canal near Fort Augustus

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According to this article “Constructing a canal in the early 19th century was an immense undertaking and this one was difficult, not least for its remoteness, the aggressive ground conditions, the harsh climate and the largely unskilled itinerant labour force. However, canal engineering design and construction was significantly advanced with the Caledonian Canal through use of such technologies as horse-traction plateways and special wagons, and steam-powered pumping and dredging”.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the word challenge this week. 

Love, Lyrics and Technology

Some people frown at how we mix English words while creating songs for Tamil movies and all. But if it can bring across a point and additionally a smile or two, why not I say !!! I have liked lyricists who used to do that. Earlier it was Vaali Sir and now it seems Madhan Karky has taken that position and he does a fine job of it. There is this movie ‘Thuppaki’ (translated to ‘Gun’) in Tamil which has this song, ‘Google Google’. It is a cool song , the actor Vijay is a good dancer, the heroine is a cute and bubbly girl and a good dance number too. But apart from all this I really loved the song for its lyrics. I am going to give you a sample of a few lines translated in English. You can see for yourself 😉

The girl says most of the interesting lines related to technology:

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he never asks about my
facebook friends
he wont torture asking
me to check his status

when I get close to him to talk
he will get engrossed in Twitter
he will give a perfect kiss
like a tweet in my cheek

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I asked him for a date
he said OK seeing his watch.
I asked for shopping
he showed me ebay.com

I asked for a movie
he opened YouTube giving me popcorn
standing like an innocent guy- but
selling this whole world

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