The Dilbert Blog: The Day You Became A Better Writer

On writing by Scott Adams (one of my favourite cartoonists)! Business writing is about clarity and persuasion. The main technique is keeping things simple. Simple writing is persuasive. A good argument in five sentences will sway more people than a brilliant argument in a hundred sentences. Don’t fight it. Simple means getting rid of extra … Continue reading The Dilbert Blog: The Day You Became A Better Writer

Opinion | Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press

It is a strong title and I usually disagree with anything put up by NYT (it is a fake news factory that gets paid by subscriber revenues). However, this caught my attention because of the uneasy alliance between the advertising by pharma companies and the medical journals, for instance. Remember- it is just an opinion. … Continue reading Opinion | Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press

Some minor updates and plans

I am planning to set up another folder on Dropbox related to "upcoming" papers that I wish to discuss. I will be setting a format to discuss them- give in my reasons why the paper needs to be highlighted/annotated. Basically, I need to convince you that it is worth your time. I can technically host … Continue reading Some minor updates and plans

Choosing the right academic software (Mac/iPadOS/iOS)

I am not doing a full-fledged review here, but there are some learnings I'd like to share here from my experience. iPadOS/iOS is not a writing medium. I am still wrapping my head around it. Developers are expending insane energies in propping up a medium that doesn't work. Devices with keyboards work. Effectively and efficiently. … Continue reading Choosing the right academic software (Mac/iPadOS/iOS)