* The real world full of rich colour, smells, tastes and unbeatable experiences is called the “off”line world.
* A PhD genius not using a computer is an “illiterate”.
* You never count your friends in real life but know exactly how many friends you have in each networking site.
* In the real world your parents may be the best of friends, but you’d hate to add them as friends in a social networking site even though you’ve added hundreds (or at least dozens) of people you just about vaguely know.
* In the real life if someone tells you that you’ve won a million dollars, you’d tell him to get lost.
But when you get an email with the same thing, you actually believe it.
* Chatting is not something done in real life over a cup of tea or coffee.
* If you saw someone slapping someone, you’d run away in disgust.
But in the virtual world, it’s OK to kill a few thousand innocent virtual lives and destroy virtual cities: All in a day’s work.
* You want to moonlight as a farmer, though only virtually.
* Recently, you have keyed in more words for “social networking” people you have never met than spoken words with your best of friends.
* The good ole solid reliable postal service that we used to exchange endless letters, greeting cards and packages is called “snail”mail.
* Something that keeps hanging, crashing, has to be continuously updated, spoils your eyes and fingers is cool while something solid and reliable and not requiring updates is not.
Which is the real world and which is the virtual one?
© Sunil Rajguru