Monthly Archives: September 2018

Books about anxiety

From Good E-Reader: Sales of books related to “finding happiness” climbed a whopping 83% from a year ago, Barnes & Noble said. Why are books that have to do with anxiety soaring? It could be because we are completely inundated … Continue reading

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Apple’s optimistic view of the future

Asymco has more about Apple’s bet on longer-lasting devices: Apple is making a bet that sustainability is a growth business. and An iPhone at $1200 may be less expensive than an iPhone at $600 if the $1200 version lasts twice … Continue reading

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Apple’s public commitment to durable devices

The most interesting part of the September 2018 Apple event was the segment on environmental responsibility (from ~1hr20m to 1hr25m on the keynote video). And of the three-part strategy – increase the use of recycled/responsibly sourced raw material, build longer … Continue reading

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I’ve been a fan of before and after photos of cities, building façades and infrastructure projects. On a day of particularly bad traffic on the Western Express Highway in Bombay, here’s a photograph of one of the Metro lines under … Continue reading

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South Indian filter grind in an Aeropress. Quite enjoyable.

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Electric vehicle policy and infrastructure

I’m pleasantly surprised at the building out of EV infra and policy. I did some casual digging around after reading what the PM said at a ‘Global Mobility Summit’ in Delhi yesterday. From his speech: “We want to drive investments … Continue reading

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Numbers that calm, numbers that cause anxiety

Statistics, badge counts and numbers in apps that help: step and active minutes counts on Fitbit. Streaks on Duolingo. Calendar counts on reproductive health apps. Delivery date estimates on Amazon (or time on Zomato). Numbers that don’t help, that cause … Continue reading

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