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Board games are back in India. Indian children once learned ethics and life lessons from simpler activities, until PUBG came along.

Children once learned ethics and life lessons from board games—then PUBG came along

As kids growing up in the 1990s, where India's liberalisation had only just become a reality, kids could play games without needing much paraphernalia. This takes me back to that time of unparalleled inventiveness.

Convenience and cost are the two biggest factors for why I allow my child to play a mobile game instead of a board game. Buying board games is an expensive affair now with most being imported to India. Also, most of the board games of my childhood are not available online for free. I recently realised

Convenience and cost are the two biggest factors for why I allow my child to play a mobile game instead of a board game. Buying board games is an expensive affair now with most being imported to India. Also, most of the board games of my childhood are not available online for free. I recently realised that Ludo on Android is a pretty popular game.

I guess, we need to move on with times and try to find e-games that teach ethics and life lessons because it's nearly impossible to keep kids away from technology now.

The simplest way to help young kids is to pay their teachers better. There is a large body of evidence that tells us good early education and support leads to better economic outcomes. But teachers remain chronically underpaid, harming children's chances.

The simplest way to help young kids is to pay their teachers better

Do you remember who your preschool teacher was? In all likelihood, you don't. But that doesn't mean they weren't hugely significant in shaping who you are today. I cover early childhood development, and the basic principle of decades of research in ECD is that the best investment a government can make

Do you remember who your preschool teacher was? In all likelihood, you don't. But that doesn't mean they weren't hugely significant in shaping who you are today. I cover early childhood development, and the basic principle of decades of research in ECD is that the best investment a government can make is in improving vulnerable kids' early years (roughly between birth and six) because that's when 90% of brain development happens. And yet early educators and care staff and under-paid, under-valued, under-trained, and over-worked almost everywhere in the world. A new report from the OECD shows there is nuance in that picture though, and it's all about pay scale progression. If you receive a pittance when you start out but know that you have the possibility of earning a lot more as time goes on, there's a chance you'll stick it out. But if you'll make almost the same thing starting out as you will 15 years into your career, that's not going to motivate you. See where your country stacks up on this chart and let me know your thoughts below!

According to certain ways of thinking, only CEOs and investment bankers are motivated by financial incentives. But market forces work across the the income spectrum, and you think the promise of stock options will recruit, retain, and motivate tech workers, then you should support higher pay for teachers.

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How Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay. Even as it drives deeper into commerce and digital transactions, which hasn't always gone well, Facebook is likely to rely on ads as its main money-maker for the foreseeable future.

How Mark Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay

When I talk to people about Facebook's drive into payments, they often think it's because the company wants to diversify beyond ads. But a review of earnings calls shows that that's not what Zuckerberg has in mind—at least not anytime soon. Instead, he sees payments and commerce as a way to make Facebook ads even more valuable.

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  • This is probably a generational thing, but I resist the idea of replacing my MacBook with an iPad mostly because of the lack of (proper) keyboard and mouse. I'm not a huge fan of the MacBook's chiclet-like keyboard as it is, but it's better than the iPad's screen cover option. The lack of a mouse is

    This is probably a generational thing, but I resist the idea of replacing my MacBook with an iPad mostly because of the lack of (proper) keyboard and mouse. I'm not a huge fan of the MacBook's chiclet-like keyboard as it is, but it's better than the iPad's screen cover option. The lack of a mouse is a real deal-breaker though; having to pause typing to peck at the screen with a finger or stylus disrupts flow.

  • On a recent trip overseas I experimented by only taking an iPad Pro. It can already do about 80% of a computer’s tasks and nearly all of that of a mobile device. iPadOS should further merge the two. Apple is effectively positioning their tablet to be an excellent “best of both worlds” device. I only

    On a recent trip overseas I experimented by only taking an iPad Pro. It can already do about 80% of a computer’s tasks and nearly all of that of a mobile device. iPadOS should further merge the two. Apple is effectively positioning their tablet to be an excellent “best of both worlds” device. I only go back when dealing with legacy software or zip files. Can’t wait to switch permanently.

  • I bought my first-ever MacBook 7-8 years ago and can’t say I’ve been super impressed. Yes, I can hook up a mouse, but for the basics of how I use it, an iPad with keyboard case would probably suffice.

  • Why not just switch to a Microsoft Surface.

    It has a full touch screen, a pen that stays charged without having to plug it in, a support that lets you put the screen at any angle, a detachable keyboard with a touchpad, and fully powered computer programs.