Friday, September 18, 2009

Circa 1993 QOTDs

I fished out a diary of mine that I populated sparsely used in 1993. I was in my X grade and the following were my QOTDs then (lacking blogger I used dead trees).

  • It is the coward and fool who says "This is fate" for a wiseman says 'I'll make my fate"
  • First learn to obey, the command will come by itself
  • I wasnt kissing her, just whispering in her mouth
  • You are entitled to whatever weaponry you've got in your armory.If one of them is being a woman, use it
  • Day by Day your estimation clock plays out who deserves a smile and who a frown
  • And girls you have to tell to pull their socks up are those whose pants you'd most like to pull down
  • By delivering who I'm quickly, I find that makes it easier for me to read other people
  • You cannot satirize a man who says "I'm in it for the money and thats there to it"
  • You have to make sure that everybody understands the rules you're trying to play and why, the dimensions of the fieldand how you count the goals for or against. And there was a lot of that needed sorting out. Because half of them thought they were playing cricket and others thought they were playing football,but werent sure which way they were kicking or which half it was

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Myths of Innovation

This book by Scott Berkun is a fascinating read and I thoroughly recommend it to all the curious people :-) Here's a quote from the book that echoes nicely with my belief system:

Instant messages and cell phone conversations are innovations in conveyance, as are many technological innovations. But they have no impact on the quality of the messages themselves, just as high-resolution television sets have zero effect on the quality of the acting or writing in the shows. Unless you're developing an innovation that motivates people to communicate more clearly or less selfishly, innovations that accelerate are unlikely to change the world in the way their creators expect. If you have someone good to talk to, and something important to talk about, communication is rarely in need of acceleration. In fact, software that rewards people for slowing down and thinking about what they're reading and writing might be the greatest innovation of our time

Friday, September 11, 2009


It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settles in the final location

I think a sailor should not spend too much time ashore or else he missed the sea. It calls out to him and he must set sail westwards and beyond. I feel like that in a metaphorical sense and can see that I need to tie the mast and go back to the sea again.

Yes, there'll be pirates, storms, tidal waves, scurvy, mutinies and the likes but it will be all the more fun with them than without.

Friday, September 04, 2009


"Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so."