The following is an excerpt from my recent blog post regarding phone choices. It is important enough to reiterate as its own post.
I think what my writing recently has come to is this: I don’t care about technology like other people do. I am not a fanboy in any way. I may prefer a specific phone or OS, but I have chosen based entirely on what I do and how a computing platform makes what I do easier on a daily basis. I have never been a competitive person and I do not feel the need to argue semantics surrounding computers, phones, code, or otherwise. I am a technologist who explores, who learns, who chooses but never makes another person’s choice for them. Thank you for respecting that.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.