I think Apple can, and perhaps should take a step in this direction. If they start to bundle other subscription elements into such a package, we can have a true “Apple Prime” service. iCloud storage is an easy and obvious one to add. But what if something like Apple Care gets added? That might make sense too. More extreme: what if eventually the ‘iPhone Upgrade Program’ — fully managed by Apple — was a part of this too?
-M.G. Siegler, Apple Prime and the iPhone Pro (Medium Link), 500ish Words
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.