I still make an effort to read the paper but I couldn’t help but notice this morning that whilst flicking through the Guardian magazines from yesterday, I seemed to need my macbook to supplement the supplements.
I love the touchy-feely experience of leaning over the paper with a coffee, skimming the bits that don’t raise a brow and absorbing the others that do. Still, It was obvious I needed that extra dimension.
I know that if I don’t check that link or search that person or view that trailer or check the price of that product.. I will forget and not get a grasp of the whole picture.
Feed reading is a new thing for me as up until a few months ago I hadn’t found a feed-reader I liked. I try to avoid the homogenized world of google and was glad to stumble upon Vienna
So today I was reading Stephen Fry’s blog (which I subscribe to online anyway) and was fascinated by the ‘Trevor Baylis Eco Media Player‘ he was talking about. It is the sort of device you will wish you have come the apocalypse and we are all living ‘Mad Max’ lives. A kind of windup hippy ipod with a torch, radio, phone charger, audio recorder and so on.. I got the gist of this amazing gadget but needed to see a photo to complete the picture. After 30 seconds I had not only viewed a selection of photos, but had also read some reviews and found an ethical superstore selling it for a much lower price.
With this mornings realisations I fear for the continuing purchases of my Saturday/Sunday paper. Perhaps I should have more faith in the RSS feed..