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Pocket’s Best of 2022: Technology

Stories about the power, limits, and (occasional) joys of technology in our world.

Pocket Collections

Read when you’ve got time to spare.

The modern floppy disk industry, how to downsize your digital footprint, and everything you need to know about crypto.

My First Impressions of WEB3

Moxie Marlinspike

So given all of the recent attention into what is now being called web3, I decided to explore some of what has been happening in that space more thoroughly to see what I may be missing.

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business

Niek HilkmannThomas Walskaar
AIGA Eye on Design

While putting together the manuscript for our new book, Floppy Disk Fever: The Curious Afterlives of a Flexible Medium, we met with Tom to discuss the current state of the floppy disk industry and the perks and challenges of running a business like his in the 2020s. What has changed in this era, and what remains the same?

The Twisted Life of Clippy

Benjamin Cassidy
Seattle Met

In the ’90s, Microsoft created an annoying paperclip that it quickly retired. Its developers never imagined the virtual assistant would become a cultural icon.

Pocket’s Top Articles of 2022


Explore the stories that defined the year, and the ones we’ll still be talking about in 2023. Plus, discover the best long reads, smart advice, and entertaining culture writing that Pocket readers loved this year.