Gigglebit: born for the internet (video)

29 Aug 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today’s offering is a TV ad from Indian mobile operator MTS, which cleverly pokes fun at digital natives and how quickly kids become attuned with technology, such as smartphones and tablet computers. The quirky video, which has been up on video-sharing site YouTube since March, shows a newborn baby cut its own umbilical cord, take selfies, surf the internet, and much, much more. Enjoy!

Little nerd image at top via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years