Pocket and Instapaper ain’t cutting it anymore. Being in news means I probably save more articles than the average user. I’m always throwing something into my Pocket app for future reference or a follow-up. But I’d be willing to bet I don’t save much more than a typical web hoarder. Apps that allow you to save links have become the go-to method of giving yourself permission to close the tab, and we all have too many tabs. The problem is that my Pocket is now a total mess that fills up with 70 or more items a day. It’s only slightly more useful for reminding myself about something than just going through my browser history. That doesn’t mean I want to cut the cord on Pocket—you would have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. There are so, so many important things in that app that I will never get around to looking at again. The fact is, there’s too much news and that little Pocket plugin’s icon is just sitting there at the top of my browser or at the bottom of a tweet begging me to click it and free myself. I will never get past the latest hell news from Washington, a neat update of the Netherlands’ train cars, nor the latest security incident before arriving at that deep dive on the historical relationship between George Washington and Native Americans. Mixed in with everything, there’s that guide to the Mathematics of Public Key Cryptography that I… [Read full story]
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