iPhaults: How to Make a Better iPhone

I’ve often come across a perception that because I own an iPhone I must think it’s the most perfect gadget in the world.  While sleeping with my iPhone under my pillow isn’t far off, I sure would like to get some of my gripes with this seemingly untouchable (no pun intended) device off my chest.  If we can put aside the pretty horrendous service we receive from AT&T, which I’ve written about before, there are still some issues with this device.  So here, in no particular order, are a few (some quite simple) things that should be incorporated into the iPhone right out of the box.

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Students Are Better Teachers


It has become increasingly apparent to me that the best way to learn something is to teach it. Explaining a concept crucial to an upcoming exam to a friend or colleague is an age-old study technique, and evidence to the effect. To truly test your ability as a good student, flex your teaching muscles.

Nothing will etch a concept into your brain like your ability to etch it in another.

It is likely that the worst teachers you’ve had were never interested in continued learning. Likewise, the best teachers are always the ones engaged in some course of study, or discovery. It’s odd that the concepts of student and teacher are somehow often at odds with each other, and learning the similarities and complementariness of these roles within my multiple teaching occupations is increasingly likable.

As put by Henry Adams, they know enough who know how to learn.