Notes.

Amit Gawande

Cracks, like scars, tell a story. They are not only beautiful to look at, they are also lessons in survival and perseverance

Source - Scars are beautiful

Amit Gawande

Deep down, I want to work on lot of projects. But life is keeping me busy. With happiness the moments bring though, I ain’t complaining.

A smiling puppy
Amit Gawande

Customer satisfaction, though important, is not as much of a priority as customer demand — and getting your customer to crave a food item because they never quite feel satisfied after their last taste effectively establishes long-term and lucrative demand.

Source - Why are we addicted to junk food?

Amit Gawande

Twitter’s staff spent years trying to protect the social media site against impulsive billionaires who wanted to use the reach of its platform for their own ends, and then one made himself the CEO.

Source - Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter

Amit Gawande

I read someone rate a movie on a scale of 100. And that someone rated it 72. Not 70. Not 75. Precisely 72. Respect! Here I am struggling to decide if I should rate something a 3 or 4 star 🙄

Amit Gawande

I stopped reading Linchpin today. I don’t think this one should have been a book. It’s very repetitive. Extremely shallow. Plus, it hardly has anything to say beyond what’s written on the back cover.

Amit Gawande

Android has a way better to experience when connected to external monitors. Or keyboards and mouse for that matter. Especially Samsung devices with Dex. My iPad fails to use the big screen efficiently the way my smartphone does. The later is almost a Chromebook on big screen.

Amit Gawande

They may seem the cornerstone of democracy, but in reality they do little to promote it. There’s a far better way to empower ordinary citizens: democracy by lottery.

Source - The Case for Abolishing Elections - Boston Review

Amit Gawande

Often I am recommended a podcast which I wish was just a blog post. I find reading a lot more convenient than listening. Former I could do whenever, wherever. With my own speed. Later, I need a particular environment.

Amit Gawande

I find reading on my smartphone much more convenient than anywhere else. That also means sharing stuff is difficult if I do not have social media apps on my device. It’s been more couple of months since I deleted all the apps from my smartphone. And it’s painful.

Wish there were more apps like Buffer that supported publishing to multiple places, especially Micropub and ActivityPub.