“Read Later” Apps Compared: Pocket vs. Instapaper vs. Readability

I am so constantly using other places to check off articles which I might want to read later. Reading List, Bookmark Bar, Pinterest, in fact, I tend to have so many I don’t know what to do with them. I’m not sure if this can be used as an alternate storage and you can go on another device and check out the articles that you have missed during the day, but it certainly seems to be a very useful tool.

Accidentally found while I was looking for an app which I could use to review books that might be extensive.

Anyway, am really looking forward towards using one of these apps. So far, I’ve only looked at Instapaper which seems very good.

"Read Later" Apps Compared: Pocket vs. Instapaper vs. Readability.


The New Literalism? On Mapping Spaces of the Imagination

The Antefix

Today’s web brims with images and infographics, diagrams and charts. Do these expand our imaginative capacity? Or are we trading in the literary for the literal?

Ishmael was right. In the past, true places – the spaces of the imagination – were not put down on maps. They may have been painted as architectural fantasies or exaggerations, like Piranesi’s, or symbolised in elaborate diagrams like Botticelli’s Mappa dell’Inferno, which illustrated a late fifteenth-century edition of the Divine Comedy. But the aim of these allegorical works was not to demystify. Far from drawing edges, they created new unknowns, imaginative avenues to be explored at leisure. What lay inside the Ideal City? What strange pleasures are felt in The Garden of Earthly Delights? When The Death of Ophelia was shown at the Royal Academy in 1852, a critic from the Times wondered why Millais had floated Ophelia in a “weedy ditch.”…

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