This week I have an interview with Davit from Krisp.ai, a small application for macOS, Windows and (soon) iOS that reduces background noise from those pesky VoIP calls we all have now. Also featured is a good dose of computing history and a story I loved about the two solitary employees of Hacker news.
A podcast version of this newsletter is available below:
The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE — getpocket.com
In 2013, Bill Gates admitted ctrl+alt+del was a mistake and blamed IBM. Here’s the story of how the key combination became famous in the first place.
Huawei’s new smartphone operating system is ‘completely different from Android and iOS’ — www.zdnet.com
Chinese tech company shows off its alternative to Android, promises products this year.
But lacking in details…
Was E-mail a Mistake? — www.newyorker.com
Cal Newport writes about the invention of e-mail and recent studies in the field of distributed systems which suggest that synchronous forms of communication, such as meetings, are more efficient.
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News — www.newyorker.com
Anna Wiener writes on Daniel Gackle and Scott Bell, the content moderators of Hacker News, a popular online tech-focussed forum owned by the startup accelerator Y Combinator.
Number of publishers on Brave increased 1,200% since mid-2018 — decrypt.co
The number of sites signed up for Brave Rewards, allowing tipping in BAT tokens, has exploded over the last year, increasing by 1,200 percent.