I know that eventually I’m going to break down and get one. Because I like to test new technology products. And I honestly think these days I like to do that because I like to write about testing new technology products. What used to be my job is now just a hobby — but writing continues to help me frame my thoughts on things. And I still consider voice to be an aspect of technology that is at an early, but crucial juncture. And I continue to believe Apple is blowing it with their HomePod strategy.
-MG Siegler, “A Home Without HomePod”, The Happy Hour, Volume 110
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.