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SILICON SINGS
by esther robinson
04/21/06
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I happened to see an advertisement where the human head was replaced by the computer. At once my imagination brightened like the morning sun and started to spread it’s rays short and long in all direction. How would it be if a computer were to replace the curious cranium? I firmly felt that a computer cannot compete with the compact nature in which our brain is placed. This made me remember David’s psalm where he says “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Salome shrugged her shoulders. “I hate computers” Yet, holding a diploma in computer applications she tried posing a picture of being more humane. Now in order to make both ends meet, she is working as a computer operator. Today, she worships the computer as a God given gift, which is rescuing her in the world of horror.

Kelvin said, “I would prefer a cup of coffee from my wife’s hand and not from that hand of steel instructed by a computer.” But regrets for saying so, for his wife on handing over a cup of coffee with a smile much sweeter than honey expects something out of him for the service done well. The computer expects no favor from you.

It is a dedicated servant doing things without fear or favor. Computers have gained ground at a very rapid rate and continue to conquer unknown areas. Days have come when everything has to be done with the help of computers. My uncle has a computer, which he handles like a baby. It contains all the important addresses, phone numbers, some specific particulars and without this computer diary he behaves as if he has lost his limbs.

A computer engineer programmed his computer in such a way that his voice at regular intervals reminded his mother to take necessary pills, asked her to sleep at the right time and so on giving an impression of his virtual presence though he was in a foreign land. A computer occupied the place of a son and it did the duties of a son much more dutifully at his command.

Files were copied in less than a few seconds, necessary changes at the wink of your eye, countless files transferred from one server to another, always at your beck and call. Suppose you want to have a border for a letter (computer at once shows the preview of the letter with a border) after finalizing and you are about to dispatch and you hesitate thinking that the letter would have looked much better without a border. Once again instructions are given (computer at once shows the preview of the letter without a border).

This way, no, that way but it is anyway with the computers. No sulkiness, no irritation, nothing will go wrong and if God forbid something goes wrong then the operator is to be blamed and not the computer at any cost. The world seems to be moving even faster than the speed of a rocket. Given something to print the icons shows a virtual movement, which makes you, believe that the computer is also faithful to you. Unbelievable but true the world of computers is really a world all by itself.

I just cannot express my wonder on setting my foot into the world of computers. At first computers seemed to be a thing, which had no human touch. The first message that the computer gave me was “Good morning. I am harmless and don’t be worried about the booboos you encounter with me.” Now I feel that they are better companions than the man who had created it.

Given the pros and cons, if silicon should sing the praise of God how much more man must be debted to God for creating him.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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