Saturday, May 10, 2008

How I Fell In Love...

... with Webshots!

October 2002. My first job in Delhi. My first job in a BPO.

Dad was worried - "How would I commute to the office at night?"

I said - "No problem, company provides cabs for home pickups and drops."

Dad was worried - "Where will I stay?"

I said - "No problem, Pranav has rented a place in Noida. I'll stay with him till I find my own place."

And Pranav's place is where this happened!

This is the picture that was on his Desktop as wallpaper when I first took a look at his PC.


And I totally fell in love with it - at the very first sight!

Feels like the dolphin is coming straight towards you - to "rub noses" with you! :D

I was told that the source of that pic was some software which randomly changed pics on the wallpaper - and that's all.

It took me awhile to figure things out - and some more to find out where this pic was saved while it was on the desktop as wallpaper.

To make my folks understand how to get this software on my own PC back at home was a totally different matter altogether! (Remember - we are talking about the late 2002!)

Anyways, I mailed the instructions for downloading and installing Webshots to my sister, but, I knew she would lack the motivation to try and figure out something new (and that too, related with computers!) unless there was some solid WIIFM (What's-In-It-For-Me) behind it!

So I sent this dolphin pic as an attachment in the mail.

The ruse worked. My sister and dad also fell in love with it - at first sight!

End result - Webshots was installed on my PC at home for the very first time!

:D

Why am I narrating this story on my blog now, after so many years?

Because I want to prove that the common belief that "Love fades away with time" is false!

I'm still as much in love with this dolphin as I was the very first day!

:D

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