Sunday, 6 April 2008

The all-seeing eye of the Internet

We had a colleague at the mission hospital that we worked at in Jharkhand whose wife did not want her name on any document that would be put out over the internet. I thought that rather quaint.

Last week I came across this picture:
An unknown person, lying in a bed eating dominos pizza. The bizarre thing is this - it was taken on the 14th of Sept. 2006 but a group of motorcyclists who stopped in at Mum and Dad's place in Mussoorie - while they were not there. The picture is of the lower bedroom in the house - what used to be called "Andi's flat" and is the bed I slept in for a good year or so after University. The shot is one of 15 odd photos showing almost every nook and cranny of the lower flat at Shanti Kunj. You can take a complete guided tour courtesy of the unkown persons from the biker site by clicking: here

Big brother may not be here - but lots of small brothers seem to be. We may not be seeing a total overhaul of privacy by some all-knowing hidden power - but the huge amount of info about bits and bobs of our lives continues to flow - and laps up in unexpected places!

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