Contrary to how it may seem, I have not yet abandoned this site. I will be back (hopefully soon) 🙂
Tonight 2016 ends. I don’t know if it was a good year or a bad year. I do believe it was a year with a lot of change.
Change brought about for good (or for bad) as some may believe. I lost my last grandparent, I lost a dog, I spent 10 days in New York, and I read a few good books. I found a place for myself in my own eyes and in the work I do.
I don’t believe change is about resolutions. A new year is an arbitrary deadline. How will I decide something without understanding how it will affect the rest of my year.
An unusual set of circumstances had me making some additions to my technology surroundings the last couple of days. My OS X computing serenity was disturbed by the need of running a Windows version of an app (looking at you Powerpoint Mac and your inability to embed fonts) caused me to run Windows 10 in bootcamp. To compound that horror, today I went out and bought an Android phone.
A friend of mine on Facebook invited me to a FB page today and introduced me to a new app- GottaGo. An Android app that lets you find the nearest restroom in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune. This got me thinking about how some product ideas are becoming more niche and focusing on doing one thing and only one thing, while trying to do it well.
I had an idea for a different kind of storytelling the other day. Maybe I was inspired by the buzzword of co-creation I keep throwing out in my day job. I wanted to try my hand by telling a story through pictures and words. And for new words I reached out to friends on Facebook.
I think I have had a decent first attempt. What do you think?