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No surfing at IIT-M, or is it IIT-B

The last time I posted on this blog, it was all about goof ups that some newspaper called Central Chronicle did. This morning, however, I came across a couple of mistakes on LiveMint, the newest, slickest financial daily in the country.

In its story titled "Stop surfing, make friends, IIT-M students told", the newspaper refers to IIT-Bombay. The last time I heard, IIT-M was IIT-Madras and IIT Bombay was known as IIT-B. Thankfully, Bengaluru folks have thought enough to keep the first character same while renaming their city. Pretty smart, I must say.

Talking of the same story, one can't help but wonder about how stupid this decision is. From what I know, Internet nowhere would count as the culprit. A hostel without Internet is not a "dull" hostel by any means where "children" go to bed on time. Its the tons and tons of movies with the TBs of data the hostel networks boast of and the LAN gaming with the CS clans knifing around and the Conquerors traveling back in time to conquer the world, that keep the students busy at all hours of the night. Just restricting the Internet access won't work. The only hope is to pull off complete connectivity- reduce all machines to standalone good-for-nothing boxes. That might be your only hope to make the nerds "socialize" more.

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Melody said…
"Thankfully, Bengaluru folks have thought enough to keep the first character same while renaming their city"

Well Anand, when they changed Bombay to Mumbai nobody asked me. I'm guessing most other Bombay folks were left out of the desicion too. Guess "they" knew we'd protest. Sigh. Better than Bombayluru though. Perhaps.
hey good info ...

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