How to Be a Famous Blogger

If you clicked on the title in hopes of finding all the answers, then you might be disappointed. In concept, knowing how to achieve something is simple, but making it happen is the hard part. This is a lesson of life that many great thinkers before have passed on, so there is no need for…

Using Storytelling in Blogs

Stories generally consist of three separate parts connected by the actions of the characters in them. In its simplest form, a story contains a beginning, a middle part, and an end. Not one of these elements is fixed, of course. However, for the purpose of nonfiction, a linear type of storytelling is generally favorable. This…

Apple Design: is It Really Timeless?

Apple products are known the world over for their iconic industrial design. Before we take this debate any further, let us be clear about one thing. Taste is, of course, subjective, but the mechanisms that result in great design are not. The work involved in making a product like the iPod or any Apple product…

The Greek Myths and the Space Race

The soft’ning wax, that felt a nearer sun, Dissolv’d apace, and soon began to run. The youth in vain his melting pinions shakes, His feathers gone, no longer air he takes: Oh! Father, father, as he strove to cry, Down to the sea he tumbled from on high, And found his Fate; yet still subsists…

Criticism and Etiquette Online

Etiquette is Paramount Because of the ease with which miscommunication can occur through digital media, it is so important to express oneself carefully. It is just not nice to offend and belittle anyone, yet on the Internet this happens all the time. With only the context of words to guide the reader, a misinterpreted comment…

Would You Want to Live on Mars?

“Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars by April 2023. The first crew of four astronauts emigrate to their new planet from Earth, a journey that takes seven months. A new team will join the settlement every two years. By 2033 there will be over twenty people living, working, and flourishing…

How Human Can a Robot Be?

Surely you have seen the astonishing technology preview of an android girl who is afraid of dying. This video is not only a testament to the future’s potential for technology, but also an homage to the little details that make us human. It is a beautiful rendition of how an artificial being would behave if…

35 Years Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

On May 25th, 1977, a few unknowing moviegoers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles went to see a space movie. As the lights went out, they were transported to a galaxy far, far away. A vast Imperial star destroyer appeared on screen, stretching endlessly. What ensued was, of course, the epic tale of good…

Why I Like Windows 8

When the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released, I immediately wiped off Windows 7 and installed the new operating system. I did intend to continue using this beta version until the Release Preview came out; the only reason I went back to Windows 7 was that Adobe products continuously crashed. However, I am certain this…