Honestly, of all the things I thought I might be interested in today, the last thing was a PlayStation-branded product, let alone a Sony product. The PS Vita TV is arguably the most intriguing entry into the crowded set-top box market yet due to its ability to play PS Vita games out-of-box and, it seems, use all the Sony apps that once made PlayStation the most-oft-used Netflix box around. Where it gets interesting is that you can play regular PlayStation games through a feature called Remote Play if you already own a PlayStation console.
I wonder whether Sony saw the writing on the wall regarding Apple’s future entry into the gaming market with the Apple TV and decided to make a play to beat Apple to the punch. The product, which will only be released in Japan for the time being, looks interesting and I think Sony just got a lot more competitive (read: future-proof) if this little box catches on.
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.