Guy on Instapaper

Last week in Sweden my old reboot friend Guy Dickinson popped over from Copenhagen for the afternoon and we spent an afternoon and evening drinking dreadful tea, eating Caribbean food and catching up on each others lives since the last reboot.

Several times Guy mentioned his ravenous consumption of reading material through Instapaper, to the extent that when I got back to Canada this week I suggested to Guy that he blog about this. And so he did. It’s an interesting and comprehensive post in the “how I use the tools I use” school, and if you consume web text you should read it.

I mentioned to Guy that it wouldn’t be such a bad life to “simply spend my time asking my friends to write about things I’m curious about.” He replied “Like a newspaper editor?” If I could run a newspaper like that, then yes. That would be a lot of fun, and probably the best and most interesting newspapers and magazines are exactly that.


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Isaac Grant on July 6, 2009 - 01:59

Instapaper is great — it has totally transformed the way I read longer articles on the web, and deal with waiting rooms and other free time.

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Guy Dickinson on July 6, 2009 - 09:46

The food was good, conversation great, tea, er less so :-)

I forgot to mention… — it’s a venture setup by some nifty Brits; they’ve created a business from the blog–newspaper idea they had last last year:

It’s interesting as it uses the low costs of spare newsprint capacity to create, well, newspapers from curated web content, a lot like Peter’s Editor model.

Definitely one to watch. (I’ll update my post with these links as well).

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