How To Choose What To Read

As I've been struggling to choose what book to read next, I decided to use a process that has helped me a lot in the past but have never written down. So here it is, in case you find yourself in a similar struggle: Filter by age. Per the Lindy Effect the longer a book has been in print, the more timeless wisdom it contains. I try to only read books that have been in print for ten years or longer....

Read-it-later Apps

As a reader and consumer of digital information, one problem I've often had has been about storage and retrieval of links I want to read. I'm not one to keep hundreds of open tabs in my browser so I've experimented with lots of "read-it-later" apps. This year alone, I've cycled through just using my browser's builtin Bookmarks manager to Pocket, Instapaper, and now, WorldBrain's Memex. At their core these apps do almost the same: they provide a browser extension so that you can easily save a link for later, a search box so you can filter through all your links, and they have highlighting features so you can extract the relevant parts of what you read....