Many of you have either privately or on Twitter have asked me why I stopped writing the “7 stories to read this weekend” newsletter. To be candid, after years of being on a constant deadline, I didn’t really want the pressure of writing something every week. I also didn’t want to spend a lot of time on the Internet — I wanted to enjoy life offscreen.
I have been pretty careful about my information diet for a year. Today, I feel, my on-screen-off-screen life has achieved a modicum of balance. I have reduced my need for news (especially technology news) and instead have started focusing a lot of attention to more in-depth or specialist information.
I find saving a lot of articles to my Pocket. I often aggregate the best of what I find into a “what I am reading” posts on my blog. This last week’s post made me realize, perhaps it is simply better for me to revive the old newsletter and share with you the “best of the web” for your weekend reading pleasure. My aspiration for this weekly newsletter is to point you to stories, opinions and essays that help you understand technology and its impact on the zeitgeist.
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