Ozone Letter

Omar Zahran
Commentary on technology and how it impacts society
Created 30 Dec 2020
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  • Flagship Smartphones and the Addiction to Overkill
    27 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    The way that we as a society approach buying smartphones is kind of weird. If you were to buy a chocolate bar, no one would blink an eye if you decided to buy a Hershey’s bar as opposed to buying a ba...
  • The Computing Evolution of the Modern Automobile
    16 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
    Image Credit: Ralph Hutter via Unsplash There’s a cliche phrase that many people will say as they get older. That phrase is “they don’t build them like they used to”. Usually, this is in the descripti...
  • Black Friday and Society's Addiction to the Deal
    09 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    NOTE: Thank you for reading Ozone Letter. If you are subscribed you will notice that this is my first post in nearly a month. I want to truly apologize for this as I have been struggling with inspirat...
  • Apple's Polishing Cloth is All About Branding and Perception
    10 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Do you remember when Lady Gaga first rose to prominence? In her lead single that skyrocketed her popularity, “Just Dance”, we are presented with a dance-ready track with an artist with extravagant mak...
  • The Display Notch is Apple's Branding Status Symbol
    29 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    If I told you to picture a BMW car, what would be the first thing that comes to your mind? Would it be the logo? Or maybe you would remember one of their sedans that have been in movies throughout the...
  • Inclusive Smartphone Cameras: The Line Between Innovation and Reputation
    25 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Image Credit: Akshar Dave via Unsplash When you buy a new phone a lot of thoughts enter your mind. Is the screen big enough, or maybe is the screen too big? You may consider features like battery life...
  • Google Pixel 5a: The Bridge to Google's Mobile Future
    17 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s the end of an era” to describe a departed co-worker or when moving out of an apartment. In tech, an era ending is very seldom lukewarm and rather bitter and filled wit...
  • Fairphone 4: The Eco-Friendly Innovator
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Image Credit: Fairphone In the world of smartphones, every few years some buzzwords become popular and are used as marketing terms. When OLED screen technology became the standard, for instance, compa...
  • Microsoft Surface Duo 2: The Dual Screen Proposition
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    I have a confession to make. Years ago, I was something of an advocate for Windows Phone. I love using my Lumia devices from Nokia (and eventually Microsoft) and thought that the vision of mobile that...
  • iPad Mini: Thinking Small
    23 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Several years ago I was walking to a local convenience store. On the way there, I saw a relic that I thought had gone extinct: a payphone. When I was a kid, the payphone was everywhere. Especially in ...
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