#170 The history of civilisation

Been a while since we met, eh? So, tell me, do you like maps? Me, I’ve never been one for cartography. Maps haven’t liked me much either, I’d say. History, though, is another thing altogether. While I may not have enjoyed history much as an academic subject, the legend-making aspects of history were always enjoyable.

#160 The highlights reel

Yesterday, Proiti introduced you to some of her favourite posts from Just One Thing last year. Which is what all of us will be doing all week long. If we miss any of your favourites, write and tell us.

First up, my absolute favourite post of the year came from our guest contributor, Thing. It is everything you wanted to know about emoji, the modern language of communication. But beyond introducing emoji, this post also gives you more reason (if you needed more, that is) to avoid buying a Samsung device.

#158 When numbers reveal more than they hide

Welcome to the final Just One Thing of 2022. The JOT team is taking a break to ring in the new year, hoping that the year is one to celebrate for all of us.

Seeing as this our last dispatch for the year, I thought it might be the perfect opportunity to look back at some numbers from last year. Unlike made-up statistics and Twitter polls, what I’m sharing today are real stats about the year gone past.

#150 One place to bind them all

Pre-pandemic, remote work was considered a no-no, frowned upon by corporates the world over. The managerial assumption was that remote workers will while their time away and not contribute output at the same level as they would in the office. Of course, the pandemic upended that assumption, albeit temporarily. Lots of companies around the world are scrapping their remote work policies and making in-office mandatory. A few others are using a “hybrid” model where you can work remotely, some of the time.