Dec 26, 2016

Comment is free (and fair)

Some of FactorDaily's top comment pieces in 2016.

BYShrabonti Bagchi

In this era of constant, instant opinionating, we are rather old-fashioned in believing in ‘show, don’t tell’. Which means, we’d rather show you, through deep and incisive reportage, how technology is transforming our society, rather than hold forth on whatever the burning issue of the day is. Like Guardian editor CP Scott said, “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.”
That said, we do believe there are times when commentary is valuable as it allows us to pull back from facts and see the larger picture; it helps us make sense of things that are too complex to be narrated linearly.
Some of our top comment pieces in 2016:
Historian Ramachandra Guha on the dangers of misinformation via social media:

Social media is a world of conspiracy theories, innuendo, gossip, paranoia, sheer craziness: Ram Guha

Food delivery startups were the flavour of the season in 2015. Then, real life happened.

The leaky bucket of Indian food delivery startups

“If we think that the human race in our age of great powers needs great wisdom that exceeds the powers, then most money-making goals will miss what is needed”

Computing pioneer Alan Kay on AI, Apple and future

Cash is often seen as an obsolete, inefficient system of payment used by technologically backward people. But is it?

We are trying to become a cashless society — but is that a great idea?

Once you are done consuming the film, the aftertaste is not quite what you’d expect.

Brahman Naman: The kind of film that makes you question if you are an asshole

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Shrabonti Bagchi is a writer of FactorDaily.