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Rami's Readings #28
The latest on Threads, LLMs, Stanford, France, Japan, Harvard, Dim Sum, India Lettering, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #28 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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Threads! Facebook’s Twitter competitor launched earlier this week. I am on Threads with a public profile - feel free to follow me. You will notice no “tweets” because I haven’t decided what to do with my profile yet. Currently, the platform seems to prioritize existing celebrities, influencers, and popular accounts from Instagram. My Instagram has been private for a few years. I will wait and see how the algorithm evolves before investing time and energy. One exciting signal is how quickly my tech-inclined social network adopted threads. Reads to catch up on Threads: John Gruber from Daring Fireball, Alex Heath from The Verge, and Max Tani from Semafor.
🤖 AI Reads
Notes: Open-source tools for testing and experimenting with prompts.
Notes: Not a Microsoft company or product despite the Copilot name. This company also recently raised venture funding from Madrona (Seattle-based VC firm).
💼 Business Reads
Notes: Good luck with that… I don’t see how they will be able to get Apple or any other Tech company to comply. Either way, it is a troubling development.
Notes: More lawsuits after SCOTUS’s affirmative action ruling. MIT is already on the right side:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has had a longstanding policy against legacy admissions, only a handful of other selective colleges have adopted such practices, including Amherst College and Johns Hopkins University.
Notes: A great extensive selection.
Notes: Japanese business culture is fascinating.
Also, Japan read:
✈️ Travel Reads
Notes: I love Dim Sum and these picks look and sound amazing!
Notes: Beautiful collection of Indian street signs. I can not wait to go back to India.
🔀 Other Reads
Notes: Very bad.
That is all for this week. Signing off from Redmond.
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