David Chartier

Freelance content guy for apps, tech. MacLife columnist, previously Macworld, Ars Technica. Started finertech.com.

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David Chartier

22 hours ago

“It seems increasingly likely that readers who value a public service press are going to have to sustain it themselves — by contributing money, sharing knowledge, and spreading the word. A good term for this is membership. But membership won’t work if it’s just begging for cash. There has to be a social contract between journalists and members.”

“De Correspondent” and the blueprint for a successful membership model

mondaynote.com

David Chartier

22 days ago

The Watch was born a timepiece but it is traversing through the early iPhone and pulling in a new direction all of its own.

A small-screen iPod, an Internet Communicator and a Phone

asymco.com

David Chartier

27 days ago

The American experiment, the original embodiment of the great Enlightenment idea of intellectual freedom, whereby every individual is welcome to believe anything she wishes, has metastasized out of control.

How America Lost Its Mind

theatlantic.com

David Chartier

45 days ago

Google started out as a company dedicated to ensuring the best access to information possible, but as it’s grown into one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, its priorities have changed.

Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me [Updated]

gizmodo.com

David Chartier

45 days ago

An interesting theory on Windows’ current market position and how it doesn’t have much more room to move.

Windows is doomed

theweek.com

David Chartier

45 days ago

A good exploration of what went wrong with Windows Phone.

In the abstract, the Windows Phone failure was easily preventable. But Microsoft culture made it unavoidable.

The Windows Phone failure was easily preventable, but Microsoft’s culture made it unavoidable

qz.com

David Chartier

48 days ago

“Erasure not only means they won’t exist anymore, it means they never existed.”

😳

How do you convince an artificial intelligence it’s OK to die?

polygon.com

David Chartier

64 days ago

It seems that steam is slowly growing behind the idea of introducing a “Hippocratic Oath for designers.” I’ve seen this tossed around elsewhere. I can get behind it.

Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”

fastcodesign.com

David Chartier

67 days ago

This is a great look into the cool things Patreon is enabling and some of its challenges.

Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

theverge.com

David Chartier

113 days ago

Twitter lists are vastly underutilized and appreciated. I hope this proves fruitful. Also: I'm stealing M.G.'s idea of creating a list of my local businesses to check in on events and deals.

Twitter No Longer Listless

medium.com

David Chartier

118 days ago

‪This is a great piece that explains, in fairly simple terms, why the 10.5 inch iPad Pro's display matters‬.

The 10.5-Inch iPad Pro’s 120Hz Refresh Rate Matters

macobserver.com

David Chartier

125 days ago

Ben makes a decent case for the new iPads and iOS 11 being a turning point for the platform. I can't help but agree, 11 is a *massive* leap ahead in fixing so many of the little things that have hobbled the iPad. I've been mostly iPad for a while now, but iOS 11 and the iPad Pro should make it viable for many more people.

The iPad

brooksreview.net

David Chartier

133 days ago

This might sound like a silly argument, but give it a chance. Spend some time thinking about it.

The Rise Of Auto-Complete Culture–And Why We Should Resist

fastcodesign.com

David Chartier

133 days ago

iOS 11 looks absolutely fantastic, bringing many things that push the overall experience and lots of little workflow details forward in great ways. I've been mostly iOS for a while, and everything they announced on and offstage yesterday was music to my ears. I'm excited.

The Second Coming Of iPad

buzzfeed.com

David Chartier

140 days ago

We're losing our culture and identity to autocomplete.

The Rise Of Auto-Complete Culture–And Why We Should Resist

fastcodesign.com

David Chartier

146 days ago

I love "abandoned" photography, and I've always been curious about trying some. This is getting my gears turning.

Get To Know Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide To Shooting Abandoned and Off-Limits Territory

fstoppers.com

David Chartier

146 days ago

Welcome to the Next Phase of the Facebook Backlash

wired.com

David Chartier

158 days ago

To quote @dbreunig on Twitter: "Why are we seeing more diverse voices from Netflix and Amazon? Simple: these companies collect and listen to data."

Streaming Services Put Female Characters At The Center With 'Anne' And 'Dick'

npr.org

David Chartier

161 days ago

Candid, Comedic and Macabre YouTube Stars Feel an Advertising Pinch

nytimes.com

David Chartier

167 days ago

The Basecamp folks with the smarts again.

A static business is a healthy business

m.signalvnoise.com

David Chartier

171 days ago

It feels like only ~ 1/3 is about Trump. The rest is about how Twitter has changed, whether it's met culture and product challenges, and more. Good stuff.

Jack Dorsey on Donald Trump

backchannel.com

David Chartier

177 days ago

They may have more luck communicating if, in addition to presenting facts and figures, they appeal to emotions. This could mean not simply explaining the science of how something works but spending time on why it matters to the author and why it ought to matter to the reader.

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

slate.com

David Chartier

177 days ago

Fascinating read. A bit sad too, but that's a different story.

Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump

medium.com

David Chartier

190 days ago

There are implications beyond journalism here. I'm glad they're listening.

A More Humble Facebook Is Deploying Charm And Its Checkbook To Win Over Critics

buzzfeed.com

David Chartier

193 days ago

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10 Tips to Shooting Photos at Night with Your Phone – EyeEm Blog

eyeem.com

David Chartier

194 days ago

As a content strategist and marketer, I love this new Everybody Hates Marketers podcast. There's an inordinate amount of bullshit in this industry. It's refreshing to find a whole show (with guests!) who feel the same way and help us cut through it all.

E001 – DHH – The Language of B******t

everyonehatesmarketers.com

David Chartier

194 days ago

I've watched this trend with surprise, but it makes sense. These are all the reasons I started a Finer Things in Tech Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Qvalz

The Triumphant Return of the Email Newsletter

hbr.org

David Chartier

194 days ago

Not to get serious here, but... let's get serious here.

Your smartphone is a civil rights issue

ted.com

David Chartier

195 days ago

"New research shows that people can type quickly just by tilting their phones. Is it time for designers to take more advantage of the idea?"

Why Don’t More UIs Use Accelerometers?

fastcodesign.com

David Chartier

196 days ago

Good read. Good historical perspective.

White supremacist asks Muslim lawyer why there is no 'Christian ISIS,' gets schooled.

someecards.com

David Chartier

196 days ago

Great piece, great score. I've never seen or heard of Apple being this transparent about its plans or a mistake.

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

techcrunch.com

David Chartier

197 days ago

We've been watching the series and the cinematography is _astounding_. Stream it, buy it (we got the season pass on iTuns), make room in your schedule. Planet Earth II is worth it.

The Crazy New Camera Tech That Made Planet Earth 2 Possible

wired.com

David Chartier

197 days ago

Great talk about changing the questions we ask when designing products.

How better tech could protect us from distraction

ted.com

David Chartier

198 days ago

I'm getting optimistic for my favorite computer this year, including a possible April event. Either way, I want the next Pro.

Apple Is Pushing iPad Like Never Before

aboveavalon.com

David Chartier

204 days ago

Selfies + biometrics = purchase authentication? 😳

The Surprising Way Selfies Are Driving Phone Design

backchannel.com

David Chartier

204 days ago

The iPad is much more successful and sticky than the current narrative claims. IMO, best computer ever.

iPad Optics

asymco.com

David Chartier

209 days ago

I'd vote for her.

Brianna Wu Wants to Change the Democrats’ Playbook

nytimes.com

David Chartier

209 days ago

Since I just discovered this column, I'm bummed this is its last entry. But it's a good one to go out on.

How to be human

theverge.com

David Chartier

228 days ago

People are irrational and generally make terrible decisions, and it's killing US citizens 3,000 times faster than any religious extremist.

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

qz.com

David Chartier

230 days ago

Part of a great new iMore series about working on iPad. As an iPad pro myself, I'm happy to see more attention spent on the amazing opportunities available.

Kyle Lambert made his illustration career on the iPad

imore.com

David Chartier

230 days ago

This is great iPad productivity stuff. It might sound heavy, but it's just a small habit shift or change of perspective. The Copied app plays a big role here. While my workflows aren't as sophisticated as Federico's (yet), I find it indispensable now.

iPad Diaries: Clipboard Management with Copied and Workflow

macstories.net

David Chartier

230 days ago

A glimmer of hope amongst the US's kleptocratic fog.

How This Hedge Fund Billionaire Turned Activist Plans To Take On Trump

fastcompany.com

David Chartier

279 days ago

Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here?

bbc.com

David Chartier

363 days ago

Pixel, iPhone 7, and grading on a curve

imore.com

David Chartier

368 days ago

How do we reform tech?

medium.com

David Chartier

377 days ago

If you suspect this could apply to you, or you might know someone who should read this, make it happen. This is important self-awareness stuff that can help change lives.

What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety

themighty.com

David Chartier

387 days ago

I'm a big fan of the new thinking and approaches to improving our work day. Making a more deliberate effort towards work-life balance was one of the best things I ever did for myself *and* my work.

What Happened When I Moved My Company To A 5-Hour Workday

fastcompany.com

David Chartier

419 days ago

Food for thought and perspective into part of a world you probably haven't seen.

The Logic of Stupid Poor People

tressiemc.com

David Chartier

449 days ago

Perhaps there isn't much of a difference. Both religious conservatism and extremism seem to ignore societal building blocks of cooperation, compromise, and tolerance.

What’s the difference between religious conservatism and extremism? No-one knows

qz.com

David Chartier

449 days ago

"If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity?"

If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity?

Resignation letter

goplifer.com

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