The one thing that I really like about printed daily newspapers – and the reason I still buy them at weekends – is the browsability of them. You can work your way through their pages and discover things that you didn’t know you were interested in knowing. They’re a great vehicle for discovery that the web doesn’t easily match. But by stuffing my reader full of feeds written by intelligent, lively and inquisitive people, all that can flow to me and, as long as I don’t feel obligated to read it all, I can process through it more quickly than I can a newspaper.
So, no feed diet for me. Fill me up with yummy content, oh yes…
Ah, I love NEXT. Unlike many tech-based conferences, which are very rooted in the now, they have a remarkable knack of looking about two years into the future, and giving you a sense of what the world might look like then. I’ve been working with them since January, and
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add
to right now:
* The Nichepaper Manifesto
– an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks