This week was my last week of summer vacation, and alongside my ramping up into school next week, the tech-news cycle is as well. Rumors are flying, people are getting even more excited, and the keynote isn't far off now.
I'm looking forward to getting to watch the event if I can somehow manage to get out of whatever class I have then. More then likely though, (and if I'm aiming to be a good student whatsoever >_< ) I'll end up reading Twitter during the proceedings and just managing to re-watch the keynote later on that evening. Not the most ideal way to experience an Apple event - but hey, what am I to do?
I've also been enjoying blogging this week even in little small ways. Linking to articles, thinking about what format different links and ideas best fit into, and just trying to be a little more active here. I'm pretty happy with this week's links as well, and I'm only just winding down from my own excitement after experiencing this week's final link. Make sure to check it out, it's a really cool one.
Enjoy the links, and have a great week.
History of iPhone 4S: The most amazing iPhone yet | iMore -Rene Ritchie wrote an excellent retrospective this week on the "s-release" iPhone from 5 years ago now; the iPhone 4s. Right around 2011 was when I began to follow tech news really heavily, and so the 4s, that keynote address, and Steve's passing all are a little nostalgic for me. It feels like a long time ago now, even though I know it hasn't been. I won't lie, I searched for good condition 4s's on EBay after finishing reading this piece. I felt like I wanted one to hold on to those nostalgic feelings, but I doubt I'll order one for the time being. Give the piece a read. I don't know if it'll illicit the same emotional response from everyone, but it certainly did from me.
Field Notes: Item Numbers — Three Staples - In her usual fashion, Jinnie from Three Staples took an incredibly detailed lens to a bit of stationary intrigue, this time focusing on the item numbers that accompany all (or most) of Field Notes Brand's products. I love the comprehensive, detail-oriented approach that Jinnie takes to her pieces, and this is no different. Would I have ever known the connection between FN-01 and FNC-14? Not without first reading this piece. Worth a read if you're a fellow Field-Nut like me.
Why We Dressed as Santa in August and Visited Startups — Medium - I've been following the Baron Fig team for a little while now. Having bought several packs of their Apprentice Memo Books last year, watched them come out with various special editions since, and ordering one of their new Manifesto Prints and a Confidant Notebook this past week. I think they're a prime example of a great little startup, and I've enjoyed pretty much everything they've done so far. This week they put up a post about how their latest marketing idea led them to parade their way around Manhattan with one of them dressed as Santa, giving out notebooks - In August. Just a fun little glimpse into some of the best examples of the good startup life. Love these guys.
Back to Burgundy — Beauttype - Earlier this week Jaclyn Ginter - my friend Josh Ginter's wife - put out her first post on what will be her personal website and creative platform going forward; Beauttype. Where Josh is a geek like me, Jaclyn looks to be - much like the color burgundy in this piece - a great compliment, with her own fashion sense and writing style. Can't wait to see more, and congrats to Jaclyn on joining the blogger-fold.
Awesome Coffee Gear — Tools and Toys - Not a new publish, but Tools & Toys guide to awesome Coffee gear was a fun little read this week. Not just for the quality links and recommendations, but I personally found it nice to hear about how Shawn actually brews all of his "fussy coffee." He nearly always references it on his podcast Shawn Today, and so I found it interesting to learn how a fellow coffee-enthusiast got their fix.
360 Camera In Places You've Never Seen - Casey Neistat - I woke up this Saturday morning to finish off writing this A-Players post, but before I did I took the time to watch my favorite film maker - Casey Neistat's - vlog for the day. And boy am I glad I did. In today's vlog Casey experiments with a new 360-degree camera and the way it came together in the end is just extraordinary. Make sure to watch it on a mobile device and pan around whilst watching, it makes for a really immersive and just jaw-dropping experience.
Thanks again for reading with me throughout this past summer, and I'll see you guys next week. There ought to be some absolutely great pieces after the Apple event takes place, and I'm already looking forward to reading them.