Ok, now for the why. My mom got disgusted because I was wearing my plain pair of (ear)rings which I have on since college days...and which I barely ever change out of. they are forgettably comfortable, the reason why i barely get out of my jeans, the other thing she had an objection to. Apart from the Tee shirts the variety of whichh has been the same since last yr.
My aunt now, she thought of the promise of exciting things in my tiny but surprisingly capacititous handbag (shes the one who gifte me a whole make up kit on my bday!), only to find what she said were 'wires'.
Seriously. Its fine to have a laptop, and a smart phone, but the accompainements are the baggage. Of course, there are the chargers, then the extension charger for the smart phone apart from my normal phone, the headset for my phone, then the cable for data transfer, then the bluetooth device in case I find something interesting somewhere and want to transfer between phone and comp, the pen drive for storing and carrying extra unexpected data...and so on.
I remember the time I dint own any of the above, and I could leave for any destnation carrying my house keys, and a wallet.
So while looking for something, I opened my purse, and out came two phones with accompanying wires - a headset, a charger extension, a pen drive, followed by a CD, a sheet of paper with lots of writing on it and two pens. I forgot to mention the wallet and tissues. [The stupid idiots dont allow chapsticks on flights nowadays! Ur making those terrorists thing of sleeker options!]
Makes you think how much our lives are governed by electronics (its not a new thing Im writing about, but well..). The first thing I note when looking for a house is where the plug points are, how far from the probable seating location and whether they are in good condition.
The second thing on meeting someone is to note whether the phone is compatible and can data be exchanged.
The first thing on coming to office is to connect laptop to charge point and LAN.
Then of course connect phone, to laptop and at any given point of time, there is more than 50% probability of either of my phones on the charging point.
Go home, and the TV is connected to DVD player, connected to speakers, all connected by a single multiport plug point... you get the idea.
For every device there are multiple wires, and true tech development I feel will happen when it can all be converged to a single small device. I dont care wire/ usb port supported thingy...as long as it saves me from getting tangled up in red/yellow/white/black.