Dent in the Universe

I never thought Apple would be able to continue making the same quality of exceptional products without Jobs, but it continues to surprise me. I was going through the archive of Daring Fireball by John Gruber, when I came across this - beautifully captured how Jobs had a maniacal focus - but only on things …

WWDC ’17

Yesterday's keynote had a bunch of developments on both the OS and the hard ware side. I liked the starting 'make apps' video (at the very start here) - it's well done, a bit dystopian though. The iMac up-gradation was really long overdue, and thankfully Apple finally worked on those - pretty much in line with expectation …

..Greatness

I had written a previous post on this topic. But I recently got to watch an absolutely incredible lecture by Richard Hamming- must, must watch. The transcript of this is here for a relaxed read, but I highly recommend watching the video as well - much more effective. Drives home a lot of important points worth pondering about. …

Juicero

In a Bloomberg article published yesterday : Doug Evans, the company’s founder, would compare himself with Steve Jobs in his pursuit of juicing perfection. He declared that his juice press wields four tons of force—“enough to lift two Teslas,” he said. Google’s venture capital arm and other backers poured about $120 million into the startup. Juicero sells the …

Availability bias, and how meditation is the antidote

One of the most prevalent biases that affects our behavior is the availability bias. As Kahneman explains it, "the world in our heads is not a precise replica of reality; our expectations about the frequency of events are distorted by the prevalence and emotional intensity of the messages to which we are exposed." It basically …