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Thursday, March 15, 2012

E for Everything

The advent of high technology brought about by relentless improvements in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has brought everything down to e-.

That thing that started it all -- the most popular of all is e-mail. Then came e-commerce. E-learning. E-book. E-bay. E-passport. E-pass. E-ticket.

On the local front, we have e-load that turned into a booming business side by side sari-sari stores.

Then, what do you know! E-burol! Relatives of deceased individuals don't have to be physically present to attend a wake or a funeral, they simply need access to the site that hosts the virtual burol.

Here's another: e-dalaw. Do you have a relative imprisoned in the National Penitentiary in Muntinlupa? No time? Too far? Get a scheduled online video-chat with your relative-inmate from the Bureau of Corrections office, and you will be granted a 10 to 20-minute e-dalaw privileges. Amazing, huh?

Too sick to hear mass? Log on to e-mass!

What will they think of next? E-wedding? Then we will have e-honeymoons. (Hmmm...Isn't this another term Then we may as well have e-babies and e-families living in e-houses, eating e-food, driving e-cars!

Oh, E.T., we miss you!

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