The Cost of Greatness, Please Make a Better Kindle, and more!

Everything we published this week

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The Cost of Greatness

Evan Armstrong / Napkin Math

Evan Armstrong explores the sacrifices made in the name of ambition, including strained relationships, personal regrets, and the fear of losing one's sense of self. Is it possible to find a balance between achieving greatness and maintaining a fulfilling life? This introspective article delves into the complexities of ambition, greatness, and the choices each of us must make on our own unique journey.

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Please Make a Better Kindle

Dan Shipper / Chain of Thought

The Kindle revolutionized the way we read, but now it's time for an upgrade. In this article, Dan Shipper considers the untapped potential of AI-enabled Kindles in making reading more engaging and enjoyable.

He envisions features such as AI-generated summaries of previously-read chapters, explanations of significant passages, and real-time fact-checking of non-fiction claims. The idea is to create a more interactive and informative reading experience without disrupting the traditional act of reading, a dream that some companies, like Readwise's Reader, are already starting to make a reality. Will Amazon take note and elevate the Kindle experience?

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A Depression Toolkit

Jamie Wong

Depression is a battle, but Jamie Wong offers a beacon of hope through his analytical approach to overcoming it. Jamie chronicles his journey from the onset of major depressive disorder to finding a path to recovery with the aid of meditation, therapy, and medication.

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In Pursuit of a Better Book

Matthew Guay

In Pursuit of a Better Book explores the evolution and shortcomings of e-books compared to their physical counterparts. The article delves into the history of written text, from clay tablets to modern e-books, and emphasizes the importance of technology's impact on the reading experience.

Despite lacking the tactile essence of physical books, e-books excel in distribution and search capabilities, offering unique advantages such as AI-powered interactivity and improved accessibility to ideas. The fusion of e-books and AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we consume and interact with knowledge.

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