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Ibrahim Diallo

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2014

September

The current state of marketing

The current state of marketing

Marketing has gone a long way. In the old days, not very long ago, marketers had the upper hand. They would show their product on TV or magazines, and people would buy it. The only way to know about the product was through a salesperson, who will say good things about it because they get paid just for that. You buy the product and move along. Today, we don't do that.

Ebola testimonial: Tafarel, the surviving medical student

Ebola testimonial: Tafarel, the surviving medical student

This story was originally published on guineeconakry.info by Hippolyte Batumbla. I thought it was worth sharing an account from a survivor of Ebola in the affected places. Translated

Bandwagon

Bandwagon

You know those things you hate and don't even know why? Some of them you never even had to deal with to hate them. But everyone does so you too hopped on the bandwagon too.

How much should an ebook cost

How much should an ebook cost

Ebooks price are too high. At least that's how I viewed it before I was convinced otherwise. $29.99, $49.99, or $59.99. What are you paying for when you buy an ebook. The cost of duplicating an ebook is nil. Just copy and paste. Maybe a millionth of a cent if you count the electricity usage. But I think the price is completely justified.

August

Making decisions is an emotional problem, not rational

Making decisions is an emotional problem, not rational

When I moved to the US. I gave up gaming entirely. Before, I couldn't spend a single day of my life without at least holding a controller in my hand. But then, I grew up. Video games are for children and people who have nothing else to do; at least that's what I told myself.

The story behind art is the Art

The story behind art is the Art

When I first went to the Getty museum I was more impressed by the person of Paul Getty then the actual art it contained. Just imagining how much money went into building all of this is mind boggling. The museum houses art from all over the world, and all of this is available to us for free.

Do you know why no one wants to help you with your amazing idea?

Do you know why no one wants to help you with your amazing idea?

I learned to program the hard way. I stayed up day and night crunching code in my very old PowerBook G4. The machine was defective and it would take over an hour to turn it on. To prevent it from failing I would keep working so it doesn't go back to stand by mode. Most my classmates did not care much about programming so I was my only motivation.

How Sean downloaded a song from the internet

How Sean downloaded a song from the internet

Sean is 22 years old. He loves Linkin Park. Just the other day, listening to the radio on his way to work, he heard that Linkin Park had a new album he wasn't aware of. He was thinking about this piece of news all day and was distracted from the very work he was supposed to do.

School as an Investment

School as an Investment

If I take money out of my pocket and buy a laptop, when I get home I expect it to work. I expect it to do exactly what I want and I believe that is not too much too ask. It's not a surprise to anyone, we can all agree on this. It's an investment with a guaranteed return.

Don't create content, create Art

Don't create content, create Art

If there is one thing the rest of the internet and I are guilty of, it is creating content. Most people who get started on the web think the key to success is to create a website and people will pour in. Eventually they learn that no one cares about their website. SEO consulting companies always have the same recipe: link building and content. The Holy grail of the internet.

JS Tip of the day

Loading jQuery asynchronously

The recommended way to load jQuery is with a script tag. You place it on the bottom of your page and make sure every script that depends on it are loaded after.…

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