My Zen Path

Dear reader

This newsletter features an interesting discussion What would you rather do with your gift? based on Dark Patterns in UI and Defensive Architecture found in contemporary urban spaces. This is a different approach showing how people use their craft and ponder as an individual if that's how you would like to use your gift. 

Do write back with your inputs and suggestions. 

~ Manish @

May 29th, 2024

Concrete spikes under a road bridge in Guangzhou city, Guangdong, China. Photograph: Imaginechina/REX

What would you rather do with your gift?

Facebook was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons, and its collection of data and its usage have always been controversial. In the past Facebook has been found using dark patters to get what it wants - and preventing user from carrying out actions that it doesn't want. Dark Patterns Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and …