Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

"Control "Keys...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 2 September 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

With Computers and information technology taking over the global village, it is only fair to concede that they exercise a significant "control" on our lives....

Imagine, now , a world with no computers....

Why ...aminus3 would not be possible...
Two decades ago, who would have believed ...that the pictures taken could be seen and shared by people all over the world and interacted upon instantaneously....

We are "controlled" by these Keys, indeed....

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

An original look at an ordinary object!

2 Sep 2010 5:12am

@Luke Wiley: Thanks,Luke..

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Or...do we allow ourselves to be controlled by the keys? Interesting photo...and a commentary on how times have changed in a relatively short amount of time!

2 Sep 2010 5:21am

@Cruz: Well, Quite right...you have a point there..do we allow ourselves? Thanks for the comment.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A very clean keyboard, you should see mine!-Urghhh! On a daily basis I work with American, Indian, German clients...all via the keyboard (and Skype). My job could not exist without the internet, PC's, etc. Lovely reminder of daily "Necessities"

2 Sep 2010 5:55am

@CElliottUK: Actually Chris, It took me more than 30 minutes to get my keyboard cleant up..I had to turn it upside down first to get the small bits of biscuit pieces and toast out...blow compressed air.... clean with a moist soapy wipe..the most difficlut bit was the dust on the sides of the individual keys--which needed individual attention... And voila ..a clean keyboard... But much similar to your experience with your windows, my wife wondered if I could clean other stuff in the house...Are they the same across national borders,cultures &race...LOL Thanks for your comments

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

A very symbolic photo! Yes, we are controlled by keys :)

2 Sep 2010 5:59am

@Dilwenn: To a very frightening degree, we seemed to be under control.. Thanks for your comment

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

I love the theme you're on now! where would we be without these "keys" ... hence their titles!

2 Sep 2010 6:47am

@marci: Nowhere, I would say... Thanks a lot.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You are right, absolutely!!
At least we can enjoy moments like this :)

2 Sep 2010 6:51am

@Paco Díaz: Very true, Paco...enjoyable moments over the net... Thanks

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Good title and story :)

2 Sep 2010 7:00am

@Vaido: Thanks for youe visit and comment...

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Interesting perspective of everyday life.

2 Sep 2010 7:17am

@Gary: So much so it has become a neccesity, dont you think? Thanks for your visit and comment

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Long live the internet ;D
I like your thoughts - from time to time i´m so thrilled about the possibilities we have now to connect with people from the other side of ther world ;) Cheers!

2 Sep 2010 7:36am

@daniela scharnowski: We all need to thankful to the computers and internet for this ability to connect..( Of course all the people who helped develop it) Thanks for your visit and comment.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very interesting take on life.. It is very true that the world is now depending on these machines..

2 Sep 2010 7:39am

@Sarito: Ys, Saravanan..I agree we have grown so dependant on these machines... Thanks for the comment

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

nice idea and good focus on there
btw thx for blog watch add..really appreciated it:)

2 Sep 2010 7:48am

@The MaJor: Thanks Major for the comment and as regards the blogwatch...the pleasure is mine.

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Excellent stop on our lives surfers! Yes who could say or think these virtual meetings some time ago?...

2 Sep 2010 7:58am

@Nina: Thanks Nina for the comment... Just unbelievable - the levels of connectivity and rapidity of information transfer nowadays...

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice shot..

2 Sep 2010 8:36am

@PRASHANT: Thanks Prashant for your visit and comment

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, would that such keys lived up to their label ! One day.

2 Sep 2010 9:25am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes, Ron(?) , that is the flip side to this phenomenal progress and ,I agree, they sometimes have a mind of their own - which is very scary, to say the least..

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

You're completely right... I remember my first steps in the computer world (on my commodore 64... back in the eighties) it's incredible how fast everything evolved ! Great capture Sunder, have a nice day :)

2 Sep 2010 11:26am

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara...We have come a very long way indeed....

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Good photo and subject. Computers have ushered in the real age of communication and knowledge. Anything you want to find you can look for!

2 Sep 2010 12:11pm

@Dutçh: Isnt that right ?..If we were transported back to the seventies ...life would be difficult, woont it?? Thanks,Dutch , for your comments.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool :)

2 Sep 2010 12:26pm

@MARIANA: Thanks a lot, Glad that you like it..Marianna

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done Sunder! A interesting retrospective capture! ;-)

2 Sep 2010 12:32pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric for your comment.. Delighted that you like it..

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

New... or exceptionally clean keyboard, it makes a good shot.

Not only pictures sunder, but banking, paying bills, letter writing.... and businesses would stop with computers.

2 Sep 2010 12:48pm

@Michael: Thanks for the comment,Mike... It is only a clean keyboard ..not new!! And yes, I agree ..our entire lives will freeze up without computers.... Do you remember the days leading up to 1 Jan 2000....the scare about 2K incompatibility... So much so there were characters who built themselves a shed and stocked food in freezers for years believing that the world would come to a grinding halt with 2000... This just goes to show, like you said, how we now cant live without computers....

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

If control in life were just as easy as pushing a button. Great selective focus.

2 Sep 2010 1:29pm

@Bettina: Yes..Bettina...now thats a thought..or a wish..!! Very Glad that you like this.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It is true that technology is moving faster than us:)) Very nice picture, just have to try to control! Good day.

2 Sep 2010 2:03pm

@Tede: Thanks a lot...

Don from spokane, United States

A fine close up and excellent use of everyday items to make a good picture.

2 Sep 2010 3:04pm

@Don: Thanks,Don, for you nice comment.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

interesting shot :)

2 Sep 2010 3:12pm

@Shahryar: Thanks..

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Looks really "Enter"! :)

2 Sep 2010 5:13pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

My friend, Beau, said that there had been a war between cars and people, and that the cars had won and had enslaved the human race. I guess the same could be said of computers. But I disagree, reallly. I think they are an enormous gift.

2 Sep 2010 5:28pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Your so right technology especially in the IT field has advanced so quickly, kids of today must wonder how we old folks coped just 10 or two years ago, without text messaging, Twitter facebook etc etc
I am not sure all this advancement has really advanced society, however Managaing comms and IT networks maybe I am part of the problem

2 Sep 2010 5:36pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

You are right, the little 'windows' icon controls most of our working day now. Nice cropping for this macro.

2 Sep 2010 6:43pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`good image!!!!:)

2 Sep 2010 7:04pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice close-up !

2 Sep 2010 7:25pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very cool shot, great angle on life

2 Sep 2010 8:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, but such sweet control. I love modern technology.

2 Sep 2010 9:20pm

Pravin Patade from Fremont, United States

those are not the control keys ctrl+alt+del are the real ones :) Nice shot though :)

3 Sep 2010 1:39am

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Very simple but a cool shot.

3 Sep 2010 4:07am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyy,an usual but interesting subject :)

3 Sep 2010 4:28am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I like your words - so true! A great shot

3 Sep 2010 8:48am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Very nice!!!

love the idea!

3 Sep 2010 10:37am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Without Niepce no aminus too...

3 Sep 2010 5:52pm

Doug from Long Beach, United States

It is a remarkable age in which we live.

4 Sep 2010 5:42am

G. Aunión from Mérida, Spain

control key, control the world

4 Sep 2010 5:56am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

THIS IS SO TRUE... I still like this IT age except that we have to be careful when hitting on these keys at times !!!

4 Sep 2010 4:09pm

Manola from Bassens, France

It is true that without this computer we would not so much travel and to come home: it is pleasant, because to show us to you the everyday life: and I like that so lively the computer

6 Sep 2010 5:24pm