Conditions are never just perfect

Note to myself: Conditions are never just perfect. People who delay action until all factors are favorable are the kind who do nothing. The wishbone can never replace the backbone.…

I'm On Twitter

Now you can also join me on Twitter, a social messaging service. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? I’ll be posting quick thoughts and…

BarCamp, New Delhi

As Paras Chopra informed me, the BarCamp Delhi conference is coming up in October. BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences, often focusing on early-stage web apps, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. Paras mentions: BarCamp Delhi – 11th and 12th October 2008…

Vidvaan Sarvatra Pujyate

What is power? Is it wealth, is it affluence, is it assets, what is it? Philosophers have thought about this, [and] they have found the seat of power — knowledge! “A king is honoured only in his own kingdom, but a man of knowledge is honoured everywhere.” Filmmaker…

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

What does it mean to be human? However vast this question might sound, the answers are infinite. This infinite nature of thoughts is the basis of humanity. Can science illuminate the answers? A panel of scientists share their answers in a nutshell.…

Startup School 2008

HackerTV is broadcasting Startup School 2008, an all-day event that covers pretty much everything one would ever want to know about technology startups. A crowd of over 650 developers, writers, and entrepreneurs packed Stanford’s Kresge Auditorium for a chance to pick the mind of tech-industry greats. A streaming video…

Taught to Lie

So, everyone lies – at some point, in some form, to various degrees. Kids lie, because they are just copying their parents. I came across Raul’s ‘mesmeric yet whimsical’ rant about the lies he told his 3 year old. But why do parents lie? To protect…

Brain Rules

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget – and so important to repeat new knowledge? With the…

Simplicity hurts

The KISS principle (“keep it simple, stupid”) is not new to the tech world. It’s the basis of many successful innovations. The principle is somewhat similar to Occam’s razor (“entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity”), and Albert Einstein’s maxim…