Har khushi Hai Logon Ke Daman Mein,
Par Ek Hansi Ke Liye Waqt Nahi.
Din Raat Daudti Duniya Mein,
Zindagi Ke Liye Hi Waqt Nahi.
Maa Ki Loree Ka Ehsaas To Hai,
Par Maa Ko Maa Kehne Ka Waqt Nahi.
Saare Rishton Ko To Hum Maar Chuke,
Ab Unhe Dafnane Ka Bhi Waqt Nahi.
Saare Naam Mobile Mein Hain,
Par Dosti Ke Lye Waqt Nahi.
Gairon Ki Kya Baat Karen,
Jab Apno Ke Liye Hi Waqt Nahi.
Aankhon Me Hai Neend Badee,
Par Sone Ka Waqt Nahi.
Dil Hai Ghamon Se Bhara Hua,
Par Rone Ka Bhi Waqt Nahi.
Paison ki Daud Me Aise Daude,
Ki Thakne ka Bhi Waqt Nahi.
Paraye Ehsason Ki Kya Kadr Karein,
Jab Apane Sapno Ke Liye Hi Waqt Nahi.
Tu Hi Bata E Zindagi,
Iss Zindagi Ka Kya Hoga,
Ki Har Pal Marne Walon Ko,
Jeene Ke Liye Bhi Waqt Nahi…….
1. They’re binary. Geeks who read my work at Valleywag often ask me why I praised an entity in one article and criticized it in another. The world is not black and white! Geeks throw out entire systems or reject whole people because of one flaw. They’re crueler than schoolchildren.
2. They think they’re special. At least in LA, you can see why the celebrities think they’re gods: at least everyone knows them. In Silicon Valley, everyone’s smugly sure that “Internet Famous” secretly means “actually famous.” It doesn’t.
3. They’re boring. They make me boring. I was used to a conversational life of decent variety before I joined the geeks. Now it’s all iPhones and Facebook and that’s the good stuff.
4. They’re sensitive. I can’t mock the homeless with geeks; I can’t say the word “chick.” This is mild NBC primetime stuff.
5. They’re tactless. I’m the last to talk, I know, but I’m freaked out when my geek roommate resorts to the word “fuck” at the first mention of fair use, a geek audience starts name-calling at a respected sci-fi author when he criticizes user-generated content, and two critics of my Valleywag work try to embarrass me by mentioning my “failed” video project, Look Shiny — a personal videoblog that’s still running and thus has “succeeded,” though I’m not sure how such an unambitious project could fail.
6. They have a terrible sense of humor. This is a crowd that thinks “Fake Steve Jobs” is hilarious. It’s no wonder; a lot of them eschew TV for, ugh, blogs.
7. The phrase “___y goodness.”
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Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
– John Stuart Mill