Let's round it all up…
It's that time of the year
And everyone is getting swept up in the reflection that comes with looking back. Unfortunately, we're not an exception this time – you will have to grit your teeth through some unbearably cliched content today.

BUT Arjun has done the hard work of combing through every single* news story about Indian tech and summarising the 52 major developments:
In many ways, 2018 is the year where the Indian tech ecosystem showed signs of fulfilling its promise. While Jio has reshaped the tech industry, the potential for actualising this growth lies ahead…
*slight exaggeration
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📋iTunes: A case study on technological Innovation 🤓
The success of any interesting product is not just a function of its efficacy, but of a complex social and economic process generated by the interaction of the technology with the market and the sociopolitical establishment.

🍽The economic systems for dining as a couple👫
There are basically four strategies that a couple can practice at a restaurant:
  • autarky;
  • individual production;
  • trading options; and
  • communism.
Fun read.

📖Story of your life
How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.

💉"Even the best of us would call it organised chaos”💊
Stories from an ER:
The most common question we get asked is, “Did you take the bullet out?” We don’t take the bullets out. If they’re in our face and we find them, great, but unless they are in certain places like joints, we don’t go looking for bullets. They’re like splinters: They work their way out eventually.

Life inside Tesla's production hell
Gripping read – see Dr. Elon 😇 and Mr. Musk 👹 in close action.

52 things I learned in 2018
#40: The fake smile—the kind you do for a posed photograph—didn’t exist until the eighteenth century, when the upper classes could afford the services of dentists.

52 things I learned in 2018 (a different one!)
#39: 54% of Chinese born after 1995 chose “influencer” as their most desired occupation.

The billion-dollar, Alibaba-backed AI company that’s quietly watching people in China
“The consolidation of public security databases has created space for data-hungry artificial intelligence platforms.”
Methinks this topic gets over-sensationalized in general, but good to know about the practical use cases.

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