Excursions by Amit Gawande

Reads I Liked (10-Aug)

Throughout the day, I read so many article which I would like to share to others. It also is an exercise so that I keep track of all the articles I havr read and liked over the years. However, sharing them instantly was polluting the feed. I wouldn’t want to see that from others in my timeline. So it was only fair for me to not do the same.

Hence, going ahead I plan to share a list of articles I liked through the day as a list. This is the first edition of the post.

  1. Dave Winer feels may be it’s a good thing that Twitter hasn’t banned Alex Jones yet. And he is unhappy with the journalists for bashing Twitter incessantly for that.

Their unwillingness to follow the herd is a sign of hope that we may continue to use the net to speak freely, even if the majority wants us silenced. And what does it say about journalism that there are few if any dissenters? You see this regularly, they’re too scared for some reason to present all sides of a discussion.”

  1. Rebecca Cook disagrees with Dave completely. And she shares one of the heartfelt experiences she had during a community she visited, on December 15, 2012 to back why.

And any media executive who can’t see the harm in protecting the publishing power of a person who denies what’s real with such utter cruelty and disregard for the pain of his fellow citizens should be asked to explain himself. And then to explain again. What do you really believe in?

  1. Matt Levine summarises Elon Musk’s latest stunt, attempting to take Tesla private. And does so perfectly.

Musk amusingly named his promotional flamethrowers Not a Flamethrower” to get around shipping rules banning flamethrowers, and he seems to have learned the wrong lesson from that stunt. I suspect that naming his public company Not a Public Company” won’t actually work to get around securities laws.

  1. The world of technology and science never fails to fascinate me. Another such eye opening article. I had no idea that the nuclear tests carried out in 1950s to 1980s were prominently used for detecting fraud in Californian wine. And apparently Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has affected those tests.
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