Building a better blogging platform

Note: I wrote this answer on Quora a while back.

I love writing and there are a ton of things that can be done to change and improve the state of blogging platforms drastically.

Here are some that I feel are important:

  • A standardized format for individual entries across all ...

The Great Age of Unbundling

A while back when I wrote about "Content in a digital era", I touched briefly on the idea of unbundling. It's not a novel idea, I am pretty sure you have heard of it before, in one form or the other. The more interesting aspect is what it means ...

What's Next

On April 24th, 2011, I wrote my first email to folks at Pulse expressing my interest in joining them. After 1 year, 9 months and 21 days of working here, it is finally time for me to move on to new adventures. And boy what a ride it has been ...

Ephemeral Apps

As craftsmen, we have a responsibility to control and shape what we bring into this world. As users we have a right to wish and hope that a service we are using to share our thoughts stays around long enough. Stays around so that we can come back to it ...

Reflections & Resolutions

2012 was an amazing year. Having just moved to Silicon Valley all the way from India, I got to meet a ton of new people and make some really good friends. Many of those were people I looked up to or was inspired from, many I had never heard about ...

Pursuit of the Best

His exacting standards of craftsmanship combined with a Spartan streak made him reluctant to buy any furnishings that he wasn’t passionate about. He had a Tiffany lamp, an antique dining table, and a laser disc video attached to a Sony Trinitron, but foam cushions on the floor rather than ...

Great Designers

Great products don't spring from great designers like Athena from the skull of Zeus; instead, they were usually the result of a lot of trial and error, missteps and blind alleys, and hard work and deep thinking. There's no secret sauce. Great designers aren't those with the ...

Coming up with ideas

“Just think about it deeply, then forget it…then an idea will jump up in your face.” - Don Draper, Mad Men

Over time I have found this to be one of the best ways to trick my brain into coming up with an idea. When faced with a problem that ...