Posts filed under “Thoughts”

Meet my new companion…

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, [...]

An Update on my Health Matters

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 [...]

Compelling Reasons

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 [...]

The Rise Of The Tablets

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.

RIP, Kenneth “lawgon” Gonsalves

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 [...]

What Problem Are You Solving?

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.

The Imminent “Smartphone” Plateau

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 [...]