Friday, September 18, 2009

Life With A Non-Geek

I've read any number of articles and stories about women who say that their husbands or boyfriends are too geeky and more interested in their gadgets than their women. Well, in our case, it's kind of the other way around. I'm supposedly the geek in the house. Or so my husband claims. He says that I am a bit of a geek. I think he's slightly technologically challenged.

Come to think of it, he's probably the first guy I've known closely who didn't know any programming. All my male friends from school whom I'm in touch with are software engineers, except perhaps Gullu, who was also an engineer to begin with, and then went on to do an MBA. In my tenure as a developer in India, I met some really geeky guys. Of course, by then, it seemed to be the normal thing for guys to be, since I'd been living with the Chairperson of the Geeks' Hall of Fame for a while. In class eleven and twelve, I'd come across some weird science fiction writing guys who would skip all classes other than computer science and go sit in the computer lab in the school.

And now, suddenly, I'm the one who knows more about setting up a wireless router. I'm the one who reads books on Physics and Mathematics and watches The Big Bang Theory. It's a different feeling. It's sometimes fun, sometimes rather odd. It's a new adventure.


Shanky said...

do you still have those science fictions and random articles I used to write.... It would be fun to relive them all over again.

Bhavya said...

I have everything that we published. I have every issue of the magazine that I edited, in a shelf in my old room in Delhi. But sorry, I don't have the ones I did not publish

Shanky said...

hmm... not bad!!! As a matter of fact, if it was not for you, I may not have written anything, forget about getting them published :).
I'll probably need to figure out how to get my hands on some of those and relive my first experiments with the pen.