I created this site back in 2009 to share content gathered from my favorite online sources: most of them related to art and design but also websites, videos and short essays on anything from science and management to cool infographs. More often than not, figments has been about distributing content rather than creating it. I have also shared someimpressions about my most recent trips abroad. I recently came back from a four-months journey to India (studying at IIM-Lucknow); if you've followed my previous entries, you will know I am fascinated by Asian cultures.
Theme used: Six to Close by Richard Woodson
Since I got here Internet ceased to be “a seamless part of life”.
It is far less than widely available, when it does work it’s slow, and as I don’t have an Indian data plan, I can only use it on my phone in the few buildings on campus that have a wifi network. In spite of the growing number of unread posts on my feedly (my short trip to Varanasi made it sky-rocket up to about 6000), and the fact that I am clueless about most of the news I read in my homecountry’s newspapers, I getting used to this new situation surprisingly easily.
Does it make any sense to say that being Internet-deprived is frustrating only when your connection doesn’t work rather than when you don’t have one at all?
I came across this cool infographic by Intel today (did I mention my unread RSS posts yet?), which shows some staggering figures about internet usage in terms not just of users, but also of devices.
I guess the key correlation to look at here is the fact that while PC unit sales are expected to have linear growth, the number of internet-devices increases exponentially, thus making the net “a seamless part of life”.