It’s not that I don’t consider the opportunity to move to a new device when the opportunity arrises. One recent instance of this actually came from a seemingly unlikely source — i broke my iPad mini. It fell off a table onto a concrete coffeeshop floor screen first and shattered. I use my mini a lot. It’s my second most used device. I was crestfallen. So, in considering whether to do nothing and go without, have the screen repaired, replace the it, or go another direction, I considered the option of moving to a iPhone 6 or 7 plus. From those I know with them they have replaced both their iPhones and iPads with one single device. This idea of replacing two devices with one appealed to me and I gave it some serious consideration. But, then a good deal came up on a brand new iPad mini 4 better than the one I lost. Sometimes, fate shows you the way.
-Patrick Rhone, “One More Thing…” Newsletter
There comes a time in each person’s life when they must find happiness in what they have. The sentiment reminds me of The Giving Tree when, in the end, an old man with nothing to show from a life of chasing material things just needs a place to sit and rest.
I think I’ll rest with my current iPhone for a little while longer.
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.