By God's Grace, yesterday happened to be less hot than previous days here in Chennai. Though I don't like to go out in such a hot weather, yesterday I couldn't help it, as my real estate consultant was about to come today to take a passport size photo of mine for processing registration of some land. Though I could take photocopies of docs such as ID proof and address proof using the photocopier attached to my notebook, lack of passport size photographs warranted my visit to a photo studio as land registration offices still accept only `conventional' prints and not those which could be photocopied or scanned and printed. (If I delay in submitting my photographs, it would delay the process of my buying the land in Chennai).
Some twenty years back, getting a passport size photo would have taken half a day. Now that we live in the information technology era, I could get a reasonably good passport size photo (thanks to my webcam) and save the digitally compact 700 X 700 pixels and 37.5 KB file in my pen drive very easily. After this, it was just a matter of 10 minutes to get the file processed at the photo studio.
Technology indeed brings ease and economics in our lives. It is like a friend in need. Therefore it is very important that we don't abuse it.