By Jason Snell
August 31, 2016 1:16 PM PT
Keeping up on the news
Staying on top of the news sure is more complicated than it used to be. There was a time when I had a newspaper delivered to my door, and that generally did the trick. There was cable news for anything breaking at the moment. And… we were done.
The world doesn’t work like that anymore. But there are still ways to sensibly keep track of what’s going on. In this issue, Stephen Hackett writes about the fact that the death of RSS has been greatly exaggerated, with great options for RSS story aggregation on the Mac and iOS alike.
I have to admit, RSS has never been a technology that ever really stuck for me. I’d download a new newsreader and give it a whirl for a while, but eventually I’d abandon it—usually overwhelmed by the number of unread items, or frustrated about the limitations of RSS feeds themselves—and go back to other ways of getting news.…