When you love someone, you love blindly. There is no other method to go about it. Even if it lasts for a few seasons, that attachment is outwordly and regardless of how it ends, you smile at yourself for having the luck to experience it. Besides, no amount of advice and training can teach you how to fall in love like that. Events of seismic proportions happen on their own. An accident, if you may. No plausible explanation to boot. Bas ho gaya types. Of course, conclusions and closures are part and parcel of the deal. Anyway, the very blessed ones not only fall in love blindly but they also walk blindly, with hands holding each other tightly. A beautiful sight. No pun intended.
All three points, in other words, come down to a much simpler one. When people own their own content, including its data and metadata, they own its distribution as well. They become the new intermediaries. People become the new platforms.
There is no nobility in underestimating yourself. False modesty can only turn into a curse. Be yourself, yes, but not at the cost of amnesia. People often forget that we are here to improve ourselves on a daily basis. Whatever happened in the past doesn’t have to affect your tomorrow: today is the game-changer. And it is very important that you measure yourself against yourself, not others. Get the right amount of estimation, leaving little room for underestimation or overestimation. After all, you ought to remember that you aren’t the person today that you were yesterday. Not sure whether this is a good thing though.
Show love, get love. Displaying affection is one of the oldest currencies of all time. Got love? Show it. Even if they are in the middle of their boring office calls. Demand it. Attention is priceless in the market of time.
A major advantage to data-driven companies like Truecaller is the fact that people in India [have] yet to understand the value and need [for] privacy,” Posture told The Caravan. “There are no well-defined privacy laws in India and people are fine giving access to hundreds of private contact numbers, without even thinking that it may bombard their near and dear ones with business calls — and even put them in danger by putting their name and professional identities in [the] public domain.”
“Different institutions have very different access to funds, so for many people, myself included, Sci-Hub was offering access to a lot of scholarly material that my library would not have subscribed to,” said Ram Ramaswamy, a retired scientist who was president of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, from 2016 to 2018. “It gets tiring after a while to be writing to friends abroad, saying, Can you send me a copy of this or that paper? … The arrival of Sci-Hub, which democratized access to scientific literature, was very welcome.”
What do you want most? -A fearless state of mind. After 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. And then waking up to a purposeful day ahead.
What's something you know you do differently than most people? -I don’t set goals. Most people I know have solid goals in mind in terms of career, relationship, personal growth, etc. I just float with time and struggle with conveying the accurate emotions.
The best advice you have ever given to others. -Overall, life is meaningless, so just go spend your time on what makes you better than you were yesterday.
“Discoveries become inventions become building blocks become inventions become building blocks, ad infinitum.” That’s the nature of Composability.
Almost every Indian publishing house’s official website has links to Amazon and Flipkart attached for customers to purchase their books. We are yet to find a single publisher that mentions contact details of independent bookshops that stock their titles on their website. One can scarcely hold a customer accountable for buying books online when they have no means of finding out about us or other bookshops like ours. This is in spite of the fact that an independent bookseller is more committed to hand-selling books that they read and recommend, something that an algorithm is incapable of.
I mostly use Matter for Send to Kindle feature. Thinking to move newsletters subscriptions from stoop inbox to Matter.
Perhaps for most of the people tweeting highlights or opinion about articles matters more than veracity of the articles and don’t care whether it’s completely read or not. Some people might react to tweets or just ignore it but it’s still part of hubris or virtue-signalling which lead to tweet about it.
Don’t know whether writers are concerned about sharing/commenting about it without actually reading it. I think still publishers-writers revenue model is about number of views-share-comments. They really don’t care whether you have actually read it or not. They just want engagements with their content at any cost.
Nowadays, some of the quality contents is behind the paywall, some people aren’t considering to pay for it because it’s often bundle of content which contains less quality contents but just because companies are having subscription model they need to serve contents where quantity matters more than quality.