Do you have an iOS device? Have you ever wondered what to do with the Newsstand App? Well, even as The Daily is being shuttered by News Corp there are other options. There is hope that there is viable content that is being produced for the Newsstand App. Marco Arment, the creator of the indispensable iOS app Instapaper and host of the podcast Build & Analyze on the 5by5 network, has entered into the publishing venture with his relatively new venture simply titled The Magazine.
I'm a fan of Marco even when he is wrong. This sentiment has perfectly translated over to The Magazine. I don't, in fact I cannot, agree with all the articles. However, each article is excellent. As a Dominican friar it provides me an opportunity to step into ideas and concerns that I don't always share. It's a pleasant way to encounter a way of living life that is radically different than my own. Yet, the readers share many of my interests, dare I say obsessions. They are nerdy superstars. As a fellow nerd I appreciate the opportunity to share in these common concerns.
If you too are a nerd or even an aspiring nerd I would recommend subscribing to The Magazine. It is only $1.99 a month. If you don't like it you can always unsubscribe. Don't expect to agree with every article. You can, however, expect well written content from people who care just a little too much about the intersection of technology and culture.
Just search The Magazine in the iOS Newsstand Store. If you don't know how to do that, this magazine is probably not for you.