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  • Goyal 20:54 on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    I need a holiday 

    Ojas made me listen to this song today. All I can think of now is

    I may take a holiday in Spain
    Leave my wings behind me
    Drink my worries down the drain
    And fly away to somewhere new

    I suggest you get hold of the song and listen to it. Meanwhile, check out this piece at Dextrous Doings, and the quote that follows. Nice one. More here.

    • Ojas 11:38 on Thursday, January 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Vaishnodevi, anyone??

    • Goyal 11:40 on Thursday, January 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Totally man… But I can’t fly away somewhere else after that 😦

    • DD 19:44 on Saturday, January 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the mention,Goyal. πŸ™‚

    • Goyal 21:46 on Saturday, January 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      You have a great blog man!! You have been on my blogroll and feed reader for long now πŸ™‚

  • Goyal 20:32 on Thursday, December 7, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Art   

    Tech and Art 

    Do you see beauty in a recursive loop?? Do the curves of a V-twin engine of a Harley Davidson remind you of finely carved Greek statues?? Do you hear music in the sound of a V-10 F1 engine (you will be missed)? If your answer to all of these is a yes, then you are a technologist at your heart, whether or not you have a tech degree.

    Ever since I joined Evalueserve, I had always wondered why they called it the state-of-the-art instead of state-of-the-technology, or why they called it prior art instead of existing technology. Finally stumbled on the answer yesterday while reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

    Turns out that the word technology is derived from the Greek word techne, meaning art, skill or craft. One of the wisest races to have ever existed, the Greeks, in all their wisdom, never saw any difference between art and technology and never had different words for them. No wonder their buildings are considered works of art in the modern world.

    So next time you find yourself comparing Bach to Knuth or Michelangelo to the engineers of Ferrari, don’t be surprised.

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