I hadn’t read magazines in forever either and I was missing the longer form, more thought out packaged pieces I used to read. Google’d for a Spotify/Netflix for magazines and found NextIssue. Have been a big user since.

It has a few advantages over only relying on web reading (really, only if you use an iPad, but still):

  • Offline download: Sync a bunch of issues for offline reading (handy for subways, trains, outdoor summertime reading, etc)
  • Back-issues galore
  • Visually awesome on iPad. Large, sharp images + many publishers have created digital versions of the magazine with dynamic infographics, etc.

Yes, it also has its share of disadvantages, but there’s a ton of gold to be found every month for much less than the cost of subscribing to even 3 of these mags (especially ones like The New Yorker), individually. 

The real-time now is always going to be enticing, but magazines are a great way to continually have a base of important weekly/monthly knowledge to filter current events through.


I linked to this the other day, but what the hell, I’m linking again. David Carr:

For the last six months, my magazines, once a beloved and essential part of my media diet, have been piling up, patiently waiting for some mindshare, only to be replaced by yet another pile that will go unread. I used to think that people who could not keep up with The New Yorker were shallow individuals with suspect priorities. Now I think of them as just another desperate fellow traveler, bobbing in a sea of information none of us will see to the bottom of. We remain adrift.

I’m someone who used to rush home from school on days that I new the newest copy of a magazine I subscribed to was due to arrive at my home. I still subscribed to many of those magazines, on my iPad, and I basically never open them.

I really can’t remember the last time I read one. Maybe 18 months ago?

The first YO partnership I’ve seen so far. 

Who’s going to try it? 

"The point of life is getting s**t done and being happy" - Kanye via Lifehacker via gq

Personalization/customization is so important to Apple’s younger market(s), this ad seems right on the mark. It’s easy to customize an iPhone with the infinite array of cases available. Stickering a laptop builds a deeper bond between owner and device and gets your device more noticed by others. I’m guessing this is already a trend Apple picked up on, but even if it isn’t, it’s a great prompt to kick start the behavior. 


A sort of strange ad for Apple. But not a bad one. Quite fun. Nice Heisenberg shout-out as well as old logo throw-back at the end. Do I smell a comeback?

So Facebook’s taking Mobile Ad market share from everyone besides Google? (via)

"Google, once a mere search engine, has decided it wants to invest in same-day-delivery trucks and connected home appliances. Amazon, which used to be content with e-commerce, is making phones and experimental drones. Facebook recently spent $2 billion on a maker of virtual-reality headsets. And Apple is trying to fix health-care data while it works on the iPhone 6."
— Nice high-level perspective on big shifts/ambitions in tech industry, found here

one night to push and scream.

and then relief.

""Your ability to become a successful entrepreneur is about taking your current “informed pessimism” idea and turning the corner into “informed optimism”. If every time you get to the disappointing “informed pessimism” stage, you impatiently hop back to a new idea at ‘uninformed optimism’, you’ll get caught in a never ending cycle. You have to be patient long enough with your idea to see if you are able to turn the corner." - Vinicius Vacanti"
"Certain models will be labeled as Uber-compatible (or whatever network is in place). Buy that car and with a few clicks, the car starts earning its keep. When you’re at work or asleep or otherwise engaged, it moonlights and drives other folks around. The combination of security cameras in your car and rider registration pretty much guarantees that your car isn’t going to come back wrecked. It’s not hard to imagine organizations building fleets to profit from this (a medallion replacement) but it also becomes economically irresistible to the individual as well."