Failure to be at least trilingual in the future will result in abject poverty, exclusion from general society and ridicule. Take action now. Spend all available free-time playing language learning games and paying for the best private tutors.

Learn if you have a reason, not just ‘because’

Forget antitrust. Regulate. Make tech work for us. Antitrust won’t work. Regulation will. Forcing tech monopolies to breakup won’t help consumers, encourage innovation or do anything other than enrich the shareholders, founders and investors who will get stock splits and free entry passes to more locked in profits in artificially diverse tech smaller-ish-monopolies.

I’ve wanted to write this since the birth of our first child. Now that we have welcomed our third and final child (factory is closed), I think it is time. I’m making it a work in progress page so I can add on as I remember things.

It’s never too early to start considering what kind of parent you want to be and what kind of behavior you want to encourage. Photo by nappy from Pexels

Don’t give uninvited advice to other parents

Back in 2017, I was asked ‘does a world dominated by Africa, Asia, South America scare you?’. I found the question strange, but maybe I shouldn’t have. Turning the question around, I wonder ‘does a world dominated by America, Europe and China scare you?’

When people find out I’m from Singapore, they will sometimes ask how it feels to live in an authoritarian state. And I’ll reply that I think they are confusing me with an American.

I’ve wanted to write about all the frustrating things I see that actually harm people. I’d thought of writing it about designing apps for older people, but I realized that it’s not just old people. These design failures are bad for everyone who hasn’t done it all before. I use humans to refer to people who aren’t ‘in the know’ about how the thing works.

Hidden menus

Assumed knowledge

Connor Clark-Lindh

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