Read & Trust Magazine - March 2013

Aaron Mahnke, Read & Trust:

We are surrounded by mobile computing devices. This month, some of the best writers in the world of mobile computing weigh in on what this new era means for us.

For this month's issue of the Read & Trust Magazine, Dave Caolo, David Chartier, Federico Viticci, and I wrote about our respective takes on so-called "mobile computing."

As you might guess from my preamble — and from reading this site over the past few months — I took significant issue with the delineation between mobile and traditional computing and shared my opinions regarding the modern technological landscape.

Rather than framing "computing" as an entity which can be characterized as "traditional," "mobile," or, God forbid, "post-PC," I make the argument that such perspectives are reductive of the far-reaching capabilities of modern technology. Citing Google Glass, the iPhone, and even the traditional PC, I sought to blur the lines between each of the disparate devices and instill some semblance of awareness of the possibility spanning across all of these devices.

More than my piece, however, the March issue holds writing from some phenomenal writers who're utterly deserving of your support.

The March issue of the Read & Trust Magazine is available now.

Read & Trust Magazine - November 2012

Aaron Mahnke:

This month, the Read & Trust Magazine discusses the rise of social networking, and how it impacts us–for better or worse.

For my final Read & Trust Magazine appearance of 2012, I wrote about the societal evolution of social media and the problems therein.

I had the honor of being joined by David Caolo, Chris Bowler, David Chartier and Patrick Rhone. A truly fantastic collection of writers.

The Read & Trust Magazine is available, as always, for $6 or via a $5 monthly subscription. For those who have yet to check out the magazine, a free sample issue is still also available for your perusal.

'The Magazine'

Marco Arment:

Introducing The Magazine: a modern iOS Newsstand publication for geeks like us that’s loosely about technology, but also gives tech writers a venue to explore other topics that like-minded geeks might find interesting.

Several months ago, during WWDC, Kyle Baxter and I spoke at length about the value and inevitability of building precisely such a publication. And, sure enough, here it is.

Although The Magazine is strikingly reminiscent of the Read & Trust Magazine, I must say that I'm pleased it's here. My reasoning is simple: long-form writing is making a welcome and well-overdue comeback.

In an age of throwaway tweets and one or two word pieces of "analysis," long-form writing's resilience has been rewarded with relevance and desire within the technology community. For people like me — people who enjoy producing such lengthy content — I'm thrilled that's the case.

From some cursory dabbling, The Magazine appears to be, unsurprisingly, a very well crafted and enjoyable app to use. I've immediately subscribed, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the publication.

The Magazine is available from the iOS App Store. Federico Viticci has, as always, a fantastic overview of its significance, purpose, and quality.

Read & Trust Magazine - October 2012

Aaron Mahnke:

This issue of Read & Trust Magazine is all about productivity as five of our members offer their perspective on a topic that so many people struggle with.

For this month's issue, I wrote about my rather controversial feelings regarding the productivity phenomenon apparent in the technology community today.

Of course, when writing my article, I was entirely unaware of the gentlemen that would also be submitting content for this month's issue: David Sparks, Brett Kelly, Brett Terpstra, and David Chartier. Or, in other words, some of the foremost personalities in the productivity realm.

So, I imagine I'm in for a barrage of emails and Tweets from productivityists over the coming days and weeks. My apologies in advance.

The magazine is, as always, available for $6 per issue or via a $5 monthly subscription. For those who have yet to check out the magazine, a free sample issue is still also available for your perusal.