Would making everyone with the same smartness significantly improve the human world, or would it become incredibly boring because of lack of competitions?
You can only connect the dots when you look back.
Yanbin and I went to the annual Maker Faire in San Mateo. It celebrates creativity and the process of making. It is a very family-friendly event, especially good for kids, because there are so many fun things to see and try. We loved it!
I think the merchandisers should help their customers to achieve what they want by taking care of those who want to get in and out fast — likely the majority, while making it possible for those who enjoy staying a bit longer.
I know that the invention of modern computers was based on numerous tools that came before it, but I didn’t realize that the abacus was one of them.
“Becoming Steve Jobs” is a great book. As the authors Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender say, this is a growth story about Steve Jobs — how he grew from a two-person team to managing a company that has thousands of employees. There are a lot of books and articles depicting him as a complete genius and at the same time, a complete jerk. From this book, I saw his soft side, his care about his employees, friends, as well as his and others’ families.
I appreciate the effort of bringing more public transportation. The thing is, the current transportation system (buses, freeway, etc) planned and implemented years ago is falling behind. It’s reaching its capacity. Or can I say, when the system was planned, nobody expected the traffic situation can have significant changes AFTER the system was implemented?
A friend was doing research on struggles of learning new languages when going to a new country. Yanbin and I were perfect candidates because both of us are not native English speakers but came to the US to stay. We reviewed a few critical moments that had the greatest impacts for improving our English.
Google has become my go-to search engine a long time ago. One of the best qualities I admire Google is its openness.