Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Oct. 31st
As the two biggest names in "personal technology" reviewing leave their prestige posts at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, tech writer Matt Buchanan–writing in The New Yorker–looks at where mainstream technology coverage needs to go next:
The questions that consumers face, in other words, are less about what to buy than about how to live. It’s not a matter of which social network or search engine or photo-sharing service to use; it’s who you should friend on Facebook, the best way to Google, and whether or not you should use filters on your Instagram photos.
The days of gadget gurus are coming to an end. Perhaps now we can get on with thinking about just where these doohickeys belong in our lives, instead of which ones to buy next.