The WIMAX Analogy


In WIMAX *, when a modem tries to connect to the network, it sends a code to the network over the air.
This is the same thing we do when we pray. We send our wishes (code) bound in words to God (network).

The network may or may not honor the modem’s request. It depends upon how busy the network is and how important is your request.
Similarly, the God may or may not honor prayers.

When the network doesn’t listen to modem’s requests, the modem keeps doing the ranging.
We keep praying until our wish is granted.

The network responds to the request asking the modem to send details of how much bandwidth it wants. When modem sends the details to the network, the networks checks whether the request is more than what should be allocated to this modem. If so, the network grants the modem’s wishes. If the request is more than the allowed limit, network grants the wish partially.
When we ask God for something, he (or she) verifies whether we are asking for too much or we are asking something we deserve. When we ask for too much, partial wish is granted. But when we wish for what we deserve, the wish is granted.

When the modem always asks for too much bandwidth, its request never gets satisfied.
When we keep asking for more than what we deserve, our wish is never granted. We die unsatisfied.

Some modems subscribe to very high quality of service. Satisfying the request of these modems is the most important objective of network.
Some people ask for something that is necessary for their existence. Granting the wishes of such people is of highest priority to God.

Sometime important requests are lesser. In such times, less important requests are granted.
Of course, some people are lucky. Aren’t they?

If man designs a system in such a way that it is fair to all the modems, then how the God can be biased towards anybody. God is always fair.

* WIMAX is a next generation wireless networking technology.

Cheers!!