Of Interest for April 6, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will typically be posted 2-3 times a month, or whenever I find enough stuff to warrant posting it.

Writing about Apple

At times, I wonder if I ought to put more effort into writing about Apple again. To be honest, it’s the easiest way for me to raise the blog’s pageviews, because there’s an audience there that really is interested in hearing anything they can find about the company. This is a blessing and a curse for Apple, because it gets their products an audience and visibility, but the voracious appetite for information also draws in people who see Apple as an opportunity to prmoote their own agendas.

And then I read something like this, and I realize that I’d end up spending 90% of my time telling people to not waste their time with crap like this, and honestly, that’s not how I want to spend my time. So most of the time, I just stand on the sidelines and let others point out the crap instead.

But really, this kind of clickbait isn’t worthy of the electrons needed to flow it onto your screen. It’s stuff like this that caused me to stop wasting my time on Techcrunch — too much snotty attitude, too little actual journalism. There are better ways to spend your day than getting upset at stuff like this.

As an alternative, consider this from Asymco as the kind of thing you ought to be reading about Apple.

For Your Consideration