Apr. 21st, 2013

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I know geeks are stereotypically supposed to love drooling over new technology and comparing specs and stuff, but that's never really been my scene. There are things I care about enough to do research on, things I have particular requirements for that I want to meet, and then there's everything else. I don't want to buy/download/use crap, and I don't want to read breathless review after breathless review.

So I was really excited to hear about The Wirecutter, which purports to just list off the best thing (with a few alternatives) in various classes of things.

It's interesting, too, that it's got stuff like the big wait sign on this page right now which tells you that new stuff is coming so if you're not desperate, you might as well wait 'till they've been able to review the new things. Makes me feel a lot more reassured about the freshness of their information.

Used it for the first time yesterday to replace my defective point-and-shoot camera (which is a longer story, but one I'm not telling today) and it was fantastic to spend so little time making a decision. We'll see how it works out long run, but it's already saved me hours of my life and I came away feeling pretty close to as informed as I do after reading All The Reviews. Win!


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