Silicon Valley has it’s heart at the wrong place …
Below is an extract from Bill & Melinda Gates commencement speech at Harvard.
“My visit to Soweto became an early lesson in how naïve I was.
Microsoft was donating computers and software to a community center there — the kind of thing we did in the United States. But it became clear to me very quickly that this was not the United States.
I had seen statistics on poverty, but I had never really seen poverty. The people there lived in corrugated tin shacks with no electricity, no water, no toilets. Most people didn’t wear shoes; they walked barefoot along the streets. Except there were no streets — just ruts in the mud. Continue reading
The idea for this post comes as a solution to one of the problems that I faced – Sharing content with a group of friends at the same time.
Sharing content (Videos, Music, Pictures) with people around you can be a bit tricky if you have to share large files to multiple people at the same time. By sharing, I mean either the user downloads the content on to his device or just casts it from another device. To do this there are some options available, but none of them seems to be good enough. Here are the popular ones – SuperBeam, SoftwareDataCable. Both these apps can share content but cannot cast it, so they are not done for my purpose!
This post is co-authored by Priti Khosla & Dinesh Auti
Often, a picture speaks for itself! But sometimes two contrasting images of the same object reveals startling differences. A thought creeps in when you compare two pictures in utter contrast, that if all the colors are squeezed out of an image, what remains is a monochromatic, binary representation. Continue reading
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