the sweet life in india

10/18/06 at 4:15 pm | Posted in CNET Asia,, Tech, Travel | 3 Comments

That’s me on the right having breakfast with Lawrence Casiraya (left) of ComputerWorld Philippines and Tham Yuen-C of The Straits Times’ Digital Life.

Here’s an excerpt from my INQ7 Infotech column piece:

NEW DELHI, India — I’m writing this column piece while on a bus that’s nearing the end of an almost five-hour journey from Agra — where we toured the world-famous Taj Mahal — to the Indian capital of New Delhi. I’m using OfficeSuite’s word processing app on my Nokia N90.

It’s a cliche, but it’s moments when you don’t have access to your mobile phone that make you realize how much we’ve grown to depend on these devices. This point was driven home earlier today when we visited the Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument that Shah Jahan built in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The mobile phone is one of the electronic devices, apart from other items such as edibles and sharp objects that you can’t bring inside the Taj Mahal either for security reasons, since extremist groups have threatened to destroy the Taj Mahal and India’s other monuments and religious buildings, or environmental measures taken to preserve this centuries-old wonder that took 22 years to build.

Read the rest of my column piece.

That’s Bebi Reyes-Guzman, Small and Medium Business Segment head of the Personal Systems Group of HP Philippines, showing off the candy wrapper printed out using the HP Color LaserJet CM1015/CM1017 Multifunction Printer Series.

You could also check out my CNET Asia blog post on CNET Asia and my INQ7 Infotech article “HP unveils latest solutions tailored to SMB needs.”



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  1. That’s the journalists’ life… junkets!

    Me too, I don’t own any camera (besides the one on the phone)

  2. astig. looks like i ate a lot more breakfast than you and yuen. 😉

  3. I wasn’t surprised to see that kind of quality printing for a candy wrapper. I’ve tested my HP wide format printer for my digital scrapping needs and projects and I didn’t regret buying the printer for what it’s worth. I just love HP printers!

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