Technological Wonder: This Mess Of Wires Actually Works

Posted on January 15, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Humor, Photo of the Day, Science and Technology
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Owais Mughal

This photo is a working telephone distribution box of an apartment complex in Karachi. At one end, the box is connected to the local telephone exchange and on other it makes individual connections to several homes.

I had initially chosen this photo for its photographic quality and subject but since then many random thoughts keep coming to my mind. We would love to hear what you think of this photo and what else does it remind you (i.e. tashbeehaat).
(1) From my past life, it reminds me of how the telephone staff had once made a mistake in a similar distribution box. The connections of two apartments got switched. Whenever I called my friend, it went to their neighbors. So after few tries, I decided to call their neighbors number and true to my suspicion, the call went through to my friend’s home. This went on for many days until the telephone staff finally corrected the problem.
(2) Looking at this cobweb of wires, it is amazing how telephone technicians can trace a wire from a home to its correct connection in this distribution box.
(3) Also reminds me of this sher:

kal mila waqt to zulfain teri suljha doon ga
aaj uljha hoon zara waqt ke sulajhne main
yoon to sulajh jatee hain uljhee zulfain
umr kat jati hai waqt ke sulajhne main

Photo Credits: Trekearth

31 responses to “Technological Wonder: This Mess Of Wires Actually Works”

  1. Highpower says:

    Hi there,

    this remind me only of one thing and thats the f… condition of pakistani state.

    Nations progress forward but Pakistan degrads and that all because the shit mullas and the shit government. Oh people of Pakistan when when will you wake up???????????

    May allah help pakistani poor people.

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