Posts filed under “Thoughts”
Ever since I got diagnosed with cancer in August 2012, I have been acutely aware of the fact that professionally, things were going to change dramatically for me. While I intend to beat this thing, I also need to consider that a lot of things will change for me – things that I can do, [...]
Dilon mein tum apni Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho Toh zinda ho tum Nazar mein khwabon ki Bijliyaan leke chal rahe ho Toh zinda ho tum
This is the second post I am making about my health matters. In case you missed the first one, you should go back and read it first. In short: I have cancer. The details of the disease are actually unimportant, because cancer is such a terrible disease that any of its forms can be devastating [...]
People don’t buy something because we want them to, or because we make it easier/cheaper to buy it. People buy something when you answer the all-important question: “What’s in it for me?” You may have the greatest of reasons to offer “Drag and drop” “Rounded corners” “Customisation” “Cheaper” Etc But none of them are compelling [...]
Suddenly, a huge light went on over my head. I now understood, better than ever, why the iPad (and tablets in general) had succeeded where the PC had failed.
The Outlook.com story (as with GMail and YMail) is about your internet identity, not email.
From the FOSS.IN website Kenneth Gonsalves, known to the FOSS world as “lawgon”, passed away on 03-Aug-2012. This is a huge loss to the Indian FOSS community, a cause he had always championed. And it is a particularly great loss to the python development community, where he played a role both as a champion and [...]
Unless you at least believe that you are solving a specific problem, you are going to be completely directionless.
Unless you can clearly state what repetitive problem you are solving for the user, you aren’t building a product – you are just massaging your programming ego.
I believe that the concept of the primadonna “smartphone” has started to plateau. Despite protests from the gadget crowd (who usually are the last to know anyway because they are too enamoured with their latest purchase), I see the “smartphone” having run its race. It will now give way to what the original Personal Digital [...]