I recently came across an interview with an American icon and legendary photographer, Ansel Adams. A British TV journalist was interviewing him. When asked if his famous photograph, Moonrise over Hernandez, was made at night, Adams said he captured in the late afternoon. It was 4.49 pm. He saw the scene unfold from the car, … Continue reading Ansel Adams & looking from mind’s eye
The marriage of Microsoft and TikTok seems so bizarre that I couldn’t help but be reminded of another such bizarre Union – late actress Anna Nicole Smith and her billionaire octogenarian husband, J Howard Marshall. But weirdness aside, Microsoft’s possible take over of TikTok’s operations in the US, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, brought up … Continue reading Microsoft’s TikTok: But why?
Earlier this month, I pointed out that the pandemic, and being locked indoors is turning us to social media in large numbers. And now that Facebook, Snap, and Twitter have reported their numbers, it would be an opportune time to check my thesis. During the months of April, May, and June my thesis has seemed … Continue reading Social media’s out of control growth
Given that I have been writing three decades, including eighteen-plus years a blogger, I am hardly surprised that I am repeatedly asked: how should I write? And my answer is always the same — write like a human. We are getting buried under freeze-dried news reports and hot takes that make supermarket baloney feel like a … Continue reading Write like a human
In a few hours, the chief executives of four major technology companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are going to be hauled up in front of our politicians. I am surprised to see Microsoft omitted from this list, though they should be in here with the big four. They will have to defend themselves … Continue reading Why Tech CEOs in DC is a waste of time