The new Apple SIM is preinstalled on iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi Cellular models. The Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to choose from a variety of short-term plans from select carriers in the U.S. and UK right on your iPad. So whenever you need it, you can choose the plan that works best for you — with no long-term commitments. And when you travel, you may also be able to choose a data plan from a local carrier for the duration of your trip.
-iPad Air 2 Marketing, Wireless Page, “One SIM, Many Options”
Under the title, “One SIM, Many Options”, on the iPad Air 2 marketing page about the wireless technology in the new model, Apple discusses the most underrated of the updates to its new tablet. MacStories founder, Federico Viticci, linked to an old rumor at GigaOM in 2010 that discussed a SIM card that could be integrated directly into the iPhone and connect to any carrier the user wanted, as long as access was authorized by the network. That is essentially what the new iPad Air 2 can do and that is fantastic news for the consumer and possibly terrible news for the mobile network providers, especially Verizon, who seems to have opted out of the partnership, whether by choice or otherwise.
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.