A lot can happen in 4 years. A lot can be learned in 4 years. Here's 4 lessons in blogging from 4 years of running a writing blog.
The current 991-generation Porsche 911 is nearing the end of its life. We've seen spy photos of the upcoming 911 Speedster, a car that served as a swan song for the old 997-generation. We've also seen plenty of spy photos of the upcoming 992 generation, most of them wrapped in a light camouflage. We now have one of our best looks yet at the new car, though it's just a few photos of the rear.
Sitting at his Civil Lines residence in Delhi one evening in May, Pahwa, co-founder of the Internet Freedom Foundation – a volunteer-driven organisation that advocates and educates on internet-related issues – is recounting how he came to spearhead one of the largest mass movements to defend the internet as we know it in India. As founder and chief editor of MediaNama, a popular website for news and analysis on digital media in the country, Pahwa had been observing, with increasing alarm, the actions…
A lowly tech employee was trying to do some simple task online and found out it was really hard. Inspired by that difficulty, he—and it was almost always a he—used his spare time to build a better way to do it, and then were amazed at how quickly it took off. So he quit his job, set up in his parents’ garage, and watched as the business took off to be worth hundreds of millions.
If you had any hope that Facebook would be a positive force in the fight against catastrophic climate change, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg dashed them this week. Serious U.S. climate action has been stalled by billions of dollars in spending by the big fossil fuel polluters that have spread disinformation to politicians, the media, and the public. But this week, Zuckerberg made clear that Facebook won’t explicitly ban either Holocaust denial or an extreme conspiracy theory guy like Alex Jones — who is a major climate science denier.
Free lunch essentially means that “an individual or group can be provided a good or service at no cost to the individual receiving the benefit or to anyone else.”
Obviously, as the saying goes, “there ain’t no such thing as free lunch.” Someone always has to pay, it’s just that the cost can be externalized, indirect, or in the form of an opportunity cost.