Issue 18: Stan Swamy, Afganistan, Modular Type Scale, this and that
CRUELTY: The tribal rights activist 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy is no more. As The Hindu mentioned, 'A death that was simply allowed to happen’. It is a stain in the Indian democracy, as noted by UN Human Rights Expert. Julio Ribeiro mentions it as Blood in their (Our) hands and even appeals to his readers to contact Swedish Academy to consider Stan Swamy for Nobel Peace Prize. The timeline of Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad is available here.
CODE: Github’s Copilot is criticizedfor using Open-source licensed codes to train the AI system. While some people claim that it’s not illegal, there is no clarity yet. One thing for sure is that Github never respected licenses while training their Copilot.
POLITICS: The US is withdrawing from Afganistan, and that means only one thing. They lost the war after spending billions, similar to what happened in Vietnam. Listen (in Malayalam) to Stanly Johny, International Affairs Editor of The Hindu, and author of The ISIS Caliphate, discuss the same.
DESIGN: Anish Sheelashared a Slide, that was supposed to be made in 2013 as an internal doc for Google, which they claim is the first step to Google's Digital Wellbeing initiative. Interesting read.
TYPE: I tried experimenting with the Modular Type Scalefor a personal project. It was interesting to find good articles explaining the concept. Also, I found this tool and this Figma extension helpful.
EXTRA READS: Every design is a systemand Attention as Tetris Blocks