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"I'm not a techno freak": Ashmit

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    Monday, July 30, 2007
    Are you a gizmo freak?
    I wouldn't call myself that, though I think gadgets and gizmos are a necessity today more than a luxury. Like cell phones et al.

    What are the essential gizmos that you possess?
    The usual cell phone, I pod, DVD player etc. I recently bought a laptop.

    Which is your latest priced possession?
    It my new Lenovo-Y 300 laptop. It has a webcam. It's sleek and is of the usual silver and black colour.

    Do you think gadgets have made our lives simpler?
    Simpler in a way and also somewhat complicated too. Now because of mobiles you are 24 hours accessible. You are also constantly on your email. There is no respite from the whole thing.

    Which is the one discovery (in gadgets) without which you think life would have been impossible?
    Not impossible as such. In the past when there were no gizmos, life still went on. Even now, what if you had to go to the Himalayas? The thing is that now we have become more used to them.

    Where do you access your email -on your phone or on the laptop?
    On my new laptop.

    Would you like to call yourself techno savvy? How important is it to be techno savvy in today's world?
    Techno savvy would be the right word for me. I am not a techno freak but yes I am techno savvy. It's important to be so since it helps you to stay connected. Life has become more public now. It's like sharing space. Like at the moment I am in Goa but am still connected with the rest of the world.

    There are a lot of complicated gadgets, and they are expensive too. What do you have to say about them?
    I don't think they are really very complicated. The laptops, cell phones are not so hard to operate and even kids can use them.

    Do you think the whopping prize tag a gadget has today in the market is justified?
    I can't say much about this. It all depends on the product. However there is a feeling the prices of computer software could go down. Cell phone prices also come down at times.

    The modern Gadgets in the market have made us literally dependent on them. Comment on the same?
    Yes, that's true. For example we have got so used to our mobile phones that we can't do without them.

    Where do you usually buy your gadgets and gizmos from? Any suggestions for our readers...
    There is no specific place as such. Some of my gadgets, I have picked up from the UK. I have picked up my laptop from the Lenovo showroom in India. So there are various places.

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