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Weekly Wisdom

Not all stab wounds are the same—Weekly Wisdom 12th August, 2021

Also, the lies we tell each other and the utility of mathematics.

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Technology

When did Apple become Microsoft?

The App Store is adding no value to developers and is treating them with hostility

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How to Build a Search Engine Technology

How to Build an Egalitarian, Decentralized Search Engine Part 2: Unanswered Questions

Objectivity and Neutrality is not the same. Also how to make believe?

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Human Behavior Technology

Empty Platitudes Plastered on Important Men

If it is the text that matters, then why lie about the source?

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How to Build a Search Engine Technology

How to Build an Egalitarian, Decentralized Search Engine Part 1: The Principles

Search is dead. So how do we revive it, without billions of dollars in funding and massive computing resources? We leverage the crowd.

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Technology

Search is Dead

Almost anything you need can be found online, its just hard to find. Because Google has shifted from being a Librarian to an Oracle.

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Rants

Rant: Pakistan needs functional apps before Super Apps

Pakistanis tech businesses are tripping over themselves trying to be Super Apps, but have yet to master their core competencies.

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30 Days of Blog

Voice-notes III: Why voice messaging is the future[30 days of blog 25]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. After reading the previous parts(part 1 and part 2) of this trilogy, you might think I hate spoken-word audio. Nothing can be further from the truth. I love people talking in my headphones. Which is why I can tell you […]

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30 Days of Blog

The Medium is the Wrong Message: Why voice-notes annoy me![30 Days of Blog 23]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. Audio is a ‘hot’ medium. Text-messages are a ‘cool’ medium. Voice Notes( or voice messages) have no place in text messaging conversation. This high-brow media theory is not why voice-notes annoy me, but it provides an explanation. Media and Messages Marshall […]

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30 Days of Blog

How Apple will make money from services[30 days of blog 20]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. Apple will make money the only way it knows how; by exploiting its monopoly position. It will be couched in high-minded pretense of privacy, but it will be dirty. Competing Apple does not like competing. Competition is a fools game, […]