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  • Reflecting on my failure to build a billion-dollar company

    This article was originally published on Medium by Sahil Lavingia, the Founder and CEO of Gumroad. In 2011 I left my job as the second employee at Pinterest–before I vested any of my stock–to work on what I thought would be my life’s work. Just had an idea for my first ...

  • AR > VR

    If you’re among the millions of those who’ve used their smartphones to chase Pokémon in the real world, then you already know how amazing augmented reality (AR) can be, although you may not be aware of its broader implications. But VR’s younger sibling has moved beyond gaming ...

  • How selfies help Indian women from Delhi's outskirts claim their right to the city

    Taking selfies and posting them on social media is often derided as a narcissistic, self-absorbed, and attention-seeking practice. Filters come in for particular disdain due to the role they play in reinforcing unattainable beauty standards, by making faces lighter, slimmer, and wider-eyed ...

  • Calling people 'users' is unethical and outdated

    I've worked in UX for the better part of a decade. From now on, I plan to remove the word “user” and any associated terms—like “UX” and “user experience”—from my vocabulary. It’ll take time. I’ll start by trying to avoid using them in conversations at work. ...

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