Automobile is a word that came up when the world
transitioned from horse drawn cars to self-propelling cars with engines. Then,
no one saw it coming that one day even the driver would become unnecessary and
the car would move from both animal power and control.
What started as a satirical tweet by Truehost Cloud has ended up as a Tweet with a life of its own, drawing anger and amusement at the same time from thousands of people. The tweet was an advert for a CEO position, giving funny requirements such as height,
Humans are a very slippery things. They are neither here,
nor there, but always on the move and looking for the next big thing. They get
bored easily, and look for different distractions to satisfy their ever
changing tastes. Devices complained that even when they offer the best
When Uber landed in Nairobi – one of the World’s most
dynamic cities, – they realized their card payment system was not popular. This
led to Nairobi becoming the second city in the world where Uber introduced cash
payment option, after Hyderabad. The single move tripled Uber’s growth in
Nairobi in just two months.
Stories created to deliberately misinform or deceive readers
are common. The traditional name for such stories was ‘lies’. However, in a
post truth world, the correct name for them is now fake news. Fake news has
been around for ages, but I bet it is one Donald Trump who popularized the
On the first of June 2019, eighteen Kenyan
government websites were hacked and defaced by a group of Indonesian cyber
attackers. It took over 24 hours for the ICT Authority to restore them
back, with people questioning the government’s capacity to deal with cyber-attack
and protect Kenyans’ data.
They say that you
shouldn’t get high on your own supply. Nowhere has this statement been truer
than when it comes to electronic devices. Bill Gates did not allow his children
to use cellphones until they were teenagers. Steve Jobs would not let his young
children use iPads,
Building a good
product is hard. Getting people to use the good product you have built is even harder.
I have seen the careers of many developers come to an end because they thought
that having the perfect product would mean mass adoption, only to realize that
no one was interested in their apps.
are known to shut down the internet when faced by protests, elections, or even
national examinations. In the last few years, internet shutdown has been
experienced in Zimbabwe, Cameroon, DRC, Somalia, Ethiopia and several other
countries. Here in Kenya, the question of whether there would be an internet
shutdown during the 2017 general elections was very much rife,