Monday, February 13, 2012

6 degrees of seperation

Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. - thank you wiki.

This hypothesis is still a hypothesis but one look into the social networking sites and you can accept it as a fact with some degree of certainty  The picture below will highlight this point.(I hardly know the 1st level connection.)

This should make the world a happier place. You can reconnect with lost people and renew lost acquaintances. But that is where the whole thing goes horribly wrong. The fact that people get lost is because they wanted to get lost or we wanted to loose them. Is there a third option?

So are we really reconnecting? And is a friend of a friend my friend just because the friend is friend of friend? (Ok that was intentional ; ) )

Facebook is getting tougher every day, how do you explain a "friend" request from your elderly relatives or worse kids you have seen grow up from their diaper days? And the people who interact online do not offline, often leaving me confused when I run into them in the real world.

The more we get connected the more we drift apart.

(LinkedIn has been a real boon helping convert cold calls to referred calls but that is an aberration.)

Monday, February 06, 2012

It's so long since

Much water has flown under the bridge since my last blog post. I will not dwell too much on to the many events but this Christmas was special. First the wife and I produced and released our first ever Christmas CD titled "A Time to love".

A CD that suffered so many set backs and was almost not happening came out on the 1st Sunday of Advent thanks to the grace of God who sent so many wonderful donors who gladly donated to the cost of making it. The CD also taught us that trust in God is better than trust in others as "friends" backed out of the project fearing failure. Sung entirely by the kids of the children's choir and two songs by adult groups, the CD has got favourable reviews from people who have heard it. All the proceeds of this album will be shortly given to charities.

The CD also saw the formation of a small mixed voice group that we called "CREW 150:6" (to understand the numbers Google it), we were fortunate to sing in a mixed voice group after awhile and we actually debuted on the radio thanks to a carol competition on Chennai Live 104.8 FM, we also managed to perform in Stella Maris College as a part of their first ever carol evening. It was a musically satisfying Christmas thanks to all the other carol services with Stouxingers the male voice group.

So what after Christmas, 2011 ended on a good note and 2012 seems to be good so far. A month has already passed by and work is conspiring to occupy every spare moment that is on hand, so it is going to be one exciting financial year closing.

How ever well begun is half done, said some one, so I have begun blogging again and since I have started I will continue...