In “OS X Mavericks features that’d be great to see in iOS 8”, Rene Ritchie has a good start to the list of items that need to make the jump from OS X to iOS in the next or upcoming versions. Mavericks is the first operating system where I feel I will use most (if not all) the new features. My only additions to Rene’s list would be the obvious ones that I have written about previously and others have decried as heinous omissions of late: better document handling (a la All My Files section in Finder) and tagging.
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.