Uday I/O thoughts on computers and things

Introducing Uday I/O

Hey, I’m Uday Singh. I’ve been a hacker since grade school and have been part of Romulus Capital since being eighteen and this is Uday I/O, my experiment in blogging.

Who am I?

Amongst those who know me, I’m known to talk a lot, so here goes.

I’m headed into my last year of Columbia, am the oldest of two, have grown up across the world, but am currently based out of New York City. As a hacker, I started with hardware, got into software at young age, and have enjoyed building things for as long as my mother can remember.

I’ve spent the last three years working with entrepreneurs on behalf of my VC firm, and in the wild. Spending time with every type of crazy, I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as a bad idea, only a good story. This is a place for me to share some of those stories and talk about things I’ve learned (and am still learning) being young in the world of technology, and particularly young in the world of venture capital. The scope may change as I do different things, but this is the idea I’m running with.

Why do this?

I grew up reading the newspaper every morning, but over the last couple years that has shifted to the internet.

With the internet as a whole being difficult to read, I began to shift toward social media. Social media, however, has recently fragmented to serve individual unique purposes. With apps for photos, videos, ephemeral messages, discussions, there definitely is a bias to developing content for shorter attention spans. This is, on the other hand, an attempt to focus on longform content away from distractions, and to give me space to develop ideas beyond 140 characters…

…that, or to botch ideas and have enough space to do so. Either way, this should be fun.

Why bother reading this?

Realistically, you probably won’t read this and that’s cool. It’s just a bunch of my views under a domain (uday.io: the I/O stands for input/output – a common acronym in computing) that I bought because it looked like someone else would buy it before me.

I’m not a big fan of the narcissism that drives most social media, and obviously a blog with my name slapped on it doesn’t say much for humility. That being said, this is more of a place for me to track my ideas, share my ideas, and just about allow others to have a look.

It’s a lot like having a public journal of thoughts for me to look at over time. I’m not sure how much I’m going to post, but it’s mostly going to be on developing ideas or opinions I want to share generally concerning technology. I don’t remember who specifically said it, but if you want me to give you a reason to read it there’s this whole quote:

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

So again, I don’t know what the content will be like, or how much there will be as it is all an experiment - but as I said I talk a lot.

Want to follow me?

No point in following my Twitter - I just keep this for the day I have something worthwhile to post and a separate one as a read only. I think I’d like Twitter a lot better if it just had links.

So if you want to follow something check this out.

(This is also the first real webpage I’ve built about myself in the last twelve years.)