I’m really excited to see Reeder 3 go live tonight in the App Store. Shawn Blanc and Ben Brooks wrote great reviews of it. I just set it up on my iPhone to sync with my Fever install. No more Google Reader. Pretty slick update to an already great app.
Tap Left Margin -> Next Page; my favorite feature of the iPad. This means I can comfortably read while drinking tea and not worry about which hand holds my iPad.
The majority of the time I’m reading a book I just want to go forward. It always felt clumsy to swipe with my left thumb. Advancing with just a tap means the device never breaks my flow.
Do our reading environments encourage active reading? Or do they utterly oppose it? A typical reading tool, such as a book or website, displays the author’s argument, and nothing else. The reader’s line of thought remains internal and invisible, vague and speculative. We form questions,… Continue reading →
Continuing in the style of last week I spent most of today reading my Instapaper backlog and listening to podcasts. Good day. Here are the highlights:
- Happiness Takes (A Little) Magic
- All aboard the Cocaine Express
- The Devastating Costs of the Amazon Gold Rush
- The New French Hacker-Artist Underground
- Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing
- Back to Work episodes #48 and #46
- Seminars About Long-Term Thinking: Universal Access to All Knowledge
Spent the evening with my Kindle, a few cups of tea, and my most recent items from Instapaper. The highlights of my reading list for the night:
- The History, and Future, of Web Protest — Anil Dash
- The next SOPA — Marco Arment
- A Word to the Resourceful — Paul Graham
- How I Test Ideas — Shawn Blanc
- The Greatest Running Shoe Never Sold — Bob Parks
- The Boy Who Heard Too Much — David Kushner
- A completely arbitrary list of takeaways from two unconferences - Matt Waite
Ian Beck’s post the other day inspired me to jot down some notes here about what I recently read. Similar to Ian, I am a binge reader of sorts. There are months that go by where I hardly crack open a book. Other months I… Continue reading →
Information consumption also has a consumption chain, just like food does. Most news, for instance, comes from a set of facts on the ground, that get processed, and processed and processed again before it ends up on your television set boiled down into chunks for… Continue reading →
The idea that someone can program our consumption is becoming obsolete, and fast. The front page of the paper disappears in a digital world, where there is no front page–merely the page I got to by clicking on a link from a friend. Seth Godin… Continue reading →