The iPhone comes with all the basics out of the box. And they are all perfectly serviceable.
Seriously. I could use the built in calendar for my scheduling and the notes app for the writing/capturing stuff. I don’t need Twitter or App.net. All of this extra stuff is “nice to have” not “need to have.” We would all do better to remember that.
I pretty much follow the same philosophy. I don’t install third-party apps just for the fun of it.
No amount of marketing can brainwash me into using gimmicky products.
Google reader was the last Google product i used religiously. There are some great alternatives to all of Google offerings. I’ve moved so far away from Google’s offerings these days, so much so that i don’t have clue about how the latest Google’s doodles looked like or what they were about.
Hope the people in the tech media keep this quote in their heads before they file another meaningless piece from CES 2014.
Another Similar Quote:
"I would much rather go to my grave knowing I tried and failed at the think I love to do thank to know that I suffered and succeeded at the thing I hated." - Patrick Rhone [Source]
Robert M. Solow of MIT, who developed a raft of equations to analyze economic growth. Mr. Solow won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1987 for his pioneering work.
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Another similar Quote:
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” - Marie Curie
There have been many measures taken to try to turn the educational system towards more control, more indoctrination, more vocational training, imposing a debt, which traps students and young people into a life of conformity… That’s the exact opposite of [what] traditionally comes out of The Enlightenment. And there’s a constant struggle between those. In the colleges, in the schools, do you train for passing tests, or do you train for creative inquiry?
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing topics that engage us and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests and, in fact, if that’s the kind of educational career you’re given the opportunity to pursue, you will remember what you discovered.
Best thing i’ve read all week. Sadly, 99.9 percent of the students in India are trained and optimised for passing the “TESTS and EXAMS.”
They are just vehemently discouraged from pursing their passions that are outside the “NORM.” Education should be all about prodding kids towards finding a deeper and sapid learning experience.