I wanted to post something I suppose I rarely think to: the articles that I missed while I was away. Lexi and I went on a short vacation this weekend, one of the last prior to our unborn child’s nativity and, as usual, the world kept spinning and the technology blogs kept posting. So instead of dealing with the inundation of reading material quietly, I thought I would make a list of the most interesting pieces I read this morning (and afternoon and evening). Again, this is not everything I have read nor are they the best in every category, but they are some of the easiest for quick reads and thought provocations. Enjoy!
“[iOS 7 is] a reimagining that catapults the system into a new era while retaining the most important intuitions built up over the last six years. … Apple has kept all the right things, and built a new experience celebrating the values behind them. iOS 7 is truly the sum of its parts.”
This is a short one, but a powerful one; no quote because I wouldn’t want to ruin the ending.
I already reviewed the new version on the App Store, but this update has been a long time in the making and it looks great! I was patient and I’m glad I was, as this app will get back on my homepage quickly with this update.
Fargo is a great outliner and I am glad to see their movement hasn’t slowed even though I was away for a couple days!
6+ hour film of the Nevada night sky in 4K that Field Notes used to create the cover of their new “Night Sky Edition” notebooks. Check out Field Notes’ own coverage with a shorter video here.
How could I not post this?
In the attempt to not get too bogged down by all of the sources and feeds, I have also marked items to be read later. They are listed below.
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.