A wise man once said that computers were like bicycles for the mind, and, for a while, this was true. For decades, computers helped to advance the capabilities of our race by enhancing productivity, efficiency, and creative abilities. But then social media came along, and took what were once tools that enhanced our abilities to… Continue reading This is Not a Bicycle.
Preface: Yesterday, Wednesday January 6th, 2021, our country witnessed one of the greatest assaults on our democracy in the history of our democracy. When President Trump’s supporters (whether he wanted them to or not) marched upon Capitol Hill, in scarring and degrading the halls of the Capitol building, they scarred and degraded our nation, and… Continue reading A Tale of Two Feeds: How We Went from Ranking Harvard Girls to an Attack on Capitol Hill, and How We Can Stop It From Going Further.
Stop! Look outside your window, or, if you happen to live outside of the Downtown DC area, the front page of Google News. What do you see? Rioting. The answer is rioting. Other acceptable answers include: spoiled children unable to cope with the first major loss in their lives, perhaps the first instance in U.S.… Continue reading Hey Kids: This is Rioting.
Apple succeeds in large part not by what they do, but they don’t do. For every product that get’s a yes in Cupertino, there’s likely a hundred if not a thousand that get left on the cutting room floor. This idea has been key to the success of Apple over the past 20 years, and… Continue reading Why an Apple Car Makes Sense.
Over the past 60 or so years, the layers between humanity and the computer have gradually been pulled away, bringing the two closer and closer to their inevitable collision into one. Where once computers were room-sized machines used by highly trained, remotely positioned operators, whose inventors never could have dreamed of widespread consumer adoption, modern… Continue reading The Great Divide
What often separates us from all other creatures of the world is not an ability to do something, but an inability. We, as a race, are irresponsible in our inability to naturally put the long term betterment of the world before the short term betterment of our own lives. This is immediately visible in the… Continue reading How to Fix Politicians (By Making Their Lives Miserable)
I hold no personal grudge against the American Education System, but I can’t help but feel that, being a crucial microcosm of larger American society, its lack of advancement has severely handicapped America’s as a whole. This is no more evident than in the sad state of the modern American math class, which is, unfortunately… Continue reading It’s Time We Kill Math Class… And Replace it With Something Much Better.
I made a very similar statement to the one I’m making now around the same time last year. Back then I mainly argued that Apple had way too much variety in their iPhone and iPad lines, a fact that led to a slew of messy naming conventions and a needlessly confused customer base. And I… Continue reading Too Many Apple Products: 2020 Edition
Last week, Apple announced its brand new lineup of iPhones, and among things like 5G and the typical iterative camera improvements, one of the biggest, and for me, the most exciting additions they made to the iPhone was MagSafe, a new feature based around a set of magnets that allow users to connect a range… Continue reading The Potential of MagSafe
We are, to a certain degree, unique, and thus, we demand level of uniquity in the products we use every day. This uniquity reflects our own inner complexities as human beings, it offers a response to our demands and desires, a way for us to be able to purchase products that offer features tailored to… Continue reading Standardizing.