“This is what The Magazine is about,” Arment writes. “Many publications focus on reviews and comparisons, or bring you as much news as quickly as possible. The Magazine will not serve those roles. Instead, it takes a measured approach to the big picture: rather than telling readers everything that happens in technology, The Magazine delivers meaningful editorial and big-picture articles… Rather than be limited to technology, its topics appeal to people who love technology.”
“If that sounds like you, start your free trial and browse as much as you’d like,” Arment writes. “The Magazine will publish four articles every two weeks. In the future, it may publish more.”
“Instead of the traditional labor-intensive magazine layout and expensive multimedia production, The Magazine’s article format is similar to Instapaper’s: one clean, adjustable, reader-friendly template with HTML, occasional images, and some small conveniences,” Arment writes. “It loads quickly, integrates well with sharing and system conventions (including text selection and VoiceOver), occupies minimal storage space, and shows the utmost respect for your time and attention.”
Arment writes, “All of this is a bit crazy, and it’s not guaranteed to succeed. But I bet it will.”
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Marco Arment is an iOS and web developer and technology blogger who cofounded Tumblr. Arment created and currently operates Instapaper. He also co-hosts the popular “Build and Analyze” podcast.
MacDailyNews Take: Good luck, Marco!