I have made my debut for the New Yorker, with a piece about Apple, Google, privacy and contextual computing. My arguments were looking at cloud-vs-device centric approaches of the “glimmer twins of our appy times.” It was a joy to work with a seasoned editor, Nicholas Thompson who has a deft touch. I have always enjoyed working with great editors who are passionate about the topic. My FastCompany editor, David Lidsky, is one of those guys and our back and forth is less about the words and more about the depth of ideas and concepts.
Hopefully between these two guys, I will be able to give a professional polish to my writing. It is different way of articulating arguments from my writing here. I find writing on a blog as an act of liberation, allowing me to explore incomplete thoughts. Writing has, and will always be, a way for me to calm the choppy waters of my mind. Sometimes when my mind gets worked up, I lose my calm and that leads to lack of sleep which in turn aggravates my diabetes and messes with the cortisol levels in my body. One of the side effects of all this are raging and continuous migraines. As a result, It has been difficult to focus on life, work and everything in-between. I have been taking all remidial actions, I am hopeful that I will show the migraine the door.
And in the interim, if you have a few minutes, read the New Yorker article and let me know what you think.
June 15, San Francisco!