MacStories, a tech blog by Federico Viticci, presented a redesign today that looks great, mainly because I love minimalism. Congratulations to him and his team for a job well done on the design. This morning, I noticed an updated Twitter icon and wondered what was up; well, now I have my answer. The redesign was discussed here.
In pure Viticci form, the first non-introductory post on the new design (and the one that is attached to this page) was a very long iOS 8 Wishlist post. As I read through it, I was overcome with a sense of just how much Apple could do to improve iOS 7. The reality is that Apple has had a lot of difficulty creating both new features and stable releases simultaneously. Recently, I came across a tweet that I unfortunately neglected to keep (and we all know what it is like to search Twitter) that said it best: I hope that iOS 8 is boring, a stability release, a back-to-the-basics-of-what-makes-Apple-software-(generally)-great release. Basically every item on Viticci’s list would be great to see in iOS 8, but part of me really just wants the return of a focused Apple.
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.