Saturday, September 10, 2005

Different Generations

I was invited to a tea party today at my uncle's place. We were served with meehoon goreng, cakes, puddings and payasum (i dont really know whether the spelling was right). An initial sample of payasum eventually ended up with 4 helpings. I was told that the recipe was 'imported' from London. We also tried fresh susu kambing from the herd belonging to him.

Unfortunately, my uncle was not around at the time we arrived. He had to visit a potential grazing field. He arrived a bit late and was immediately attracted by a gadget belonging to Luqman, a gameboy. Maman had this gameboy for about 1 1/2 years but was kept away from him until he finished his UPSR.

My uncle was brought up in the 50's when there was not even a television around. The computer was introduced in the late 70's in Malaysia and i could still remember the Computer Science students had to queue up to get their computer card punched before placing it to the computer. Later came the desktop PC and then the laptop, palms etc. For games, in the 80's the Atari Spectrum was the popular choice. There was no Nintendo, Playstation, X box, gameboy etc. The screen for the PC only had 4 CGA colors; black, white, pink and blue. Later they had the 16 EGA colors and eventually the VGA 256 colors. Today we have millions of color, shading, shadow etc.

For those in the older generation, they can't see the difference between Nvidia GeForce 4 series and GeForce 7 series. For gamers, the difference is tremendous. It can determine whether a player is to live or die in a first person shooting game or flying a fighter. The advances of computer technology cost a lot in order to keep pace with it. Without a good earning, one is sure to be lagging behind with technology, using an aging tool until it goes dead, condemned.

9 comments:

drroza said...

Ikelah, be careful not to overindulge or you'll lose momentum, :)

kenakelayan said...

oh my god that is the latest pic aarrggghhhhh *jumps up and down excitedly* how exciting!!!!! he has lost so much weight since retirement!! he must be really fit!!! wwaahhhhhh... i heard all about the payasam and how much u liked it. there is an arabic version of it as well, er, can't remember what it's called. but no sago and cashew, and more almonds. :)

pycnogenol said...

Can you or do you play games (gameboy, including)with Maman,ikelah?

Ikelah said...

pycnogenol; not gameboy. i dont really like the graphics. besides that he would be conquering the gadget. as for pc games, yes i do.

how about you?

pycnogenol said...

No ikelah. Never had the opportunity to play games with Maman just yet. He..he...

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Panglima said...

can you still remember your first computer.. the sony msx computer? with the n-bit data tape recorder/player? data were stored in a cartridge or cassette tape. i think the carcass is still in my room. wonder if it'll power up?

and then there's the adv with we shared. ahaha.. played romance of the three kingdoms until wee hours.

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