4 min read · May 10th · But first, let’s understand some words… Bitcoin is not the blockchain. If the blockchain is a printing press, Bitcoin is a kind of paper money. There are countless things that one can do with a pri…
The reason the blockchain matters is that it is an agent of change. Just like the transistor and yes, the printing press, when an agent of change shows up, it often leads to shifts that we probably didn’t expect.
~16 min read · 2020-02-20 · Literary critic Molly Young offers a witty dissection of how today’s businesses – especially start-ups, creative firms and online companies – spawn nonsense corporate slanguage and self-deluded gibberish. Young’s keen ear and sharp tongue will provide relief and amusement to anyone who’s endured a meeting replete with nonsense terminology, such as “parallel-pathing, growth hacking, upleveling” and “blitzscaling.”
1 min read · 2020-05-13 · 1. psychiatry or mental illness as distinguished from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other forms of mental disturbance because of the impairment of the normal development of consciousness. 2. a…
1 min read · 2020-07-20 · “Playing with GPT-3 feels like seeing the future,” Arram Sabeti, a San Francisco–based developer and artist, tweeted last week. That pretty much sums up the response on social media in the last few…
6 min read · Apr 5th · I learned writing from The Economist. Back home, it wasn’t easy to learn English. No one in my social circle was fluent in the language and I couldn’t afford a private tutor. The best I could do was…
That’s why it helps to rewrite and proofread—with the intentional goal of cutting what doesn’t belong to what you’re trying to say.
Most of the paragraphs in The Economist clearly state their main idea in the first sentence and expand on it in the following ones.
4 min read · Jul 18th · After binge-watching the British cartoon about a preschooler pig during lockdowns, children across the U.S. are surprising their parents with their unusual vocabularies and distinct accents. ‘Can we…