Waiting for the dust to settle

As we head to the weekend, I'm looking forward to sun, temperatures north of 30 C, and fun in the water. We’re on a much needed holiday and a family reunion is the perfect opportunity. The fact that is takes place on the Canada Day long weekend and the weather looks to be the best of the year is icing on the cake. We’ve got an incredibly spotty Internet connection here, which is wonderful. And so I head into the weekend with no concrete plans on how I'm going to replace Google Reader. I&…

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Grasping at straws

I recently read a recent article (you read that right) on a 'tech news' site that waxed on about Apple growing stale. That their software is “showing its age". That was the moment my browsing session came to an end. Marco [http://www.marco.org/2012/11/07/linking-to-bullshit] and Gruber [http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/11/08/bullshit] recently had a blog-to-blog discussion about the merits — or lack of merits — of linking to this type of writing. I'll go one further; don't read it. I usual…

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Curation & discovery

The past week saw another project that I find very intriguing. Linked to by half the western world, it's The Magazine [http://the-magazine.org] from Marco Arment. What's intriguing about it? It's another small, targeted publication. 2012 has seen many a publication like this and I love the trend. Even further, The Magazine is also a curated effort of sorts, with Marco doing the work of coordinating writers and ensuring the content fits the audience. I've spent a lot of thought on those two sub…

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