Pocket Finds: The Internet of Things You Don’t Really Need

I just read and enjoyed this:

Atlanta turns yellow for two weeks in April. Streets, driveways, terraces, cars—everything cakes with pollen. It’s the trees that cause the worst of it. Pine, oak, sweet gum, sycamore, mulberry, hackberry, birch, willow. Prolific itching, sneezing, and car-washing ensue.

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Pocket Finds: How Email Became The Most Reviled Communication Experience Ever

I just read and enjoyed this:

It wasn’t until I heard that a colleague had nuked his personal email account—on purpose, for good—that it hit me: Email is the most reviled personal technology ever.

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The Reading List

It’s been a year since I last did one of these, so I guess it’s more than due to clear out the reading list backlog:

The Reading List, January – June 2012

The bulging backlog in Instapaper tells me it’s been a while since i’ve done one of these. Herein, a collection of articles and posts that i particularly enjoyed reading over the past six months, in no particular order:

The Reading List, Second Half of 2011 Edition

I won’t explain why this took so long, but let’s just say i’m in the process of catching up with lots of stuff i wanted to post here but never came around to.
First step: Catching up on The Reading List, a (supposedly) monthly collection of articles i particularly enjoyed reading that month. Except this time around, it’s stuff i particularly enjoyed reading in the second half of 2011:

The June Reading List

It’s time for another reading list, so here’s some stuff i particularly enjoyed reading in June:

The May Reading List

Here’s the stuff i particularly enjoyed reading over the last month:

The Reading List, Easter Edition

Because it’s easter holidays, meaning that publishing is slower while people have more time to read, here’s another reading list with some of the things i’ve enjoyed reading over the last few weeks that i haven’t posted here so far: