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.
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
Evangelism is word-of-mouth marketing. It’s the best kind of marketing because it’s honest and personal. We don’t pay attention to television commercials and magazine ads because we don’t trust them. We do, however, trust our friends recommending something to us. And so, companies want their customers… Continue reading →
Steve said that each of the three user interfaces made possible a revolutionary new type of product. The mouse enabled the Macintosh. The click wheel enabled the iPod. Multi-touch enabled the iPhone. What will Siri enable? Shawn Blanc — Apple’s Fourth Interface
How many people are subscribers to The New Yorker iPad app that don’t actually read for whatever reason? If the app were easier to use and quicker to access, then you’d have users, not just subscribers. And users tell their friends about the recent article… Continue reading →
Put another way, writing a weblog full time is not unlike farming. Lots of chores and lots of busy work that take up time every single day, but the fruit of that labor is seasonal. Shawn Blanc — An Ode to Software.
Beginning. Shawn Blanc is turning his site into a full-time gig. A $3 monthly membership fee is part of how he’ll make the financial side of things work.
Excerpted from an interview with Shawn Blanc on Bridging the Nerd Gap. Pretty cool anecdotes throughout. I hate to just waste away an hour especially as a daily habit just vegging out for no reason. Writing is entertainment for me, although sometimes it takes on… Continue reading →
A useful-sounding idea from Shawn Blanc for what would be close to my ideal task manager: And my next wish? A cloud-based service like Instapaper, but for to-do items. I want it to be available in apps like Tweetie, Reeder, and more, so when I… Continue reading →