Two years ago we launched Physics Capsule. Along with my good friend, Roshan Sawhil, this new venture I had stepped into was not only important for both of us but also useful and, in some small way, exciting. Back then we (thought we) had the entire route map for Physics Capsule all chocked out and it seemed to be only a matter of following it through.
Who knew it would be harder than we expected? As always real life got in the way and I am quite sure neither of us has any qualms about admitting that Physics Capsule should have been a lot more active than it is today. But we also learnt a few things over the last two years which we believe will help us approach Physics Capsule differently.
First of all, writing an article every day — even with the two of us taking turns — is hectic and near impossible at the moment. We have come to terms with this. We think a much more realistic aim would be to write two articles a week, one from each of us. Individually, that means writing one article a week is doable, and is a fair, albeit reduced, speed of growth for Physics Capsule.
Secondly, we had always looked at this as an online magazine. In fact that is still what we want it to be, but after some thought we have come to the conclusion (and this was over a year ago) that the strength of Physics Capsule lies in it being more of a primer on basic — and eventually advanced — physics, rather than reportage. Continue reading