Recently, I linked to a post on MacStories that discussed a wish list of items for iOS 8. I came away from that post feeling underwhelmed since I truly hope Apple refocuses to stabilize what they started with iOS 7, instead of adding features for the sake of adding features and coming out with something more buggy.
Interestingly enough, however, Ben Brooks came out with a similar wish list of items he would like to see in iOS RSS readers. I hope it is not hypocritical to be nodding my head the entire time I read Ben’s post after my reaction to Federico’s post. Nevertheless, if an RSS reader came out that did any one of the items listed in Ben’s list, let alone all of them, I’d pay whatever they were asking. I especially would like be able to write and post items like this one to my blog from within an RSS app.
Check out Ben’s post for more head-nodding features I would love to see in the future of RSS.
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.