Saturday, July 16, 2011

this is my next dot com

I really don't have much to say about, other than go check it out.

The people behind it are mainly former usual suspects from Engadget, although that's quickly becoming less true as they add new staff. "This is my next ..." is actually a placeholder name for whatever this conglomeration of talent, emotional entanglement, and momentum eventually evolves into.

The most interesting aspect of ThisIsMyNext, as it currently exists, is the weekly podcast, usually produced on Thursdays and available from the website the following morning, and from iTunes sometime after that. It's mainly about mobile devices platforms (iOS, Android, WebOS, etc.) and specific smart phones and tablets, and they tend to avoid talking about Apple too much.

Frankly, except for iOS and except for the implications of Android for robotics, I find it hard to care about the subject of their discussions, but I still love listening. They know what they're talking about, even when they don't agree, and they know each other well enough to be fluid and engaging in the way they go about it.

I wish the same could be said about Congress.