Your New Weekly Tech Reader, Every Saturday

Josh Quittner / June 5, 2017

Illustration: Fausto Montanari

One of the better jobs I’ve ever had was writing a weekly Personal Technology column for TIME Magazine. There was something about the pace of it (the week being a unit of time that people tend to think collectively about) and the scope of it (the digital revolution is crazy fascinating) that agreed with me.

I came to Flipboard six years ago. After spending most of my journalistic career working for media companies that were trying to understand the disruptive Internet, I wanted to work for a tech company that was trying to understand disrupted media (and help them find new revenue in that disruption.) It’s been wonderful in every respect except one: I really miss writing.

So when, not too long ago, Flipboard’s CEO Mike McCue said he wanted a tech round-up—written by a person—that showcased our publishing partners’ most important work, I volunteered. Of course I did. I tend to obsessively read tech stories anyway. And getting to divine the week’s big trend via the best of our publishers’ coverage? Please.

My weekly reader comes out via email on Saturday mornings. The cherry on the Saturday sundae: each week, our head of brand design, Ashleigh Maule-Ffinch, commissions an original illustrated GIF, from different artists around the world. Here’s what we’ve run so far:

JUNE 3, 2017: What would Steve Jobs do?

Illustration: Fausto Montanari

MAY 27, 2017: Is social media turning us into monsters?

Illustration: Magoz

MAY 20, 2017: Extra, extra!

Illustration: Kevin Whipple

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I hope you like it. No, I hope you love it. Either way, your feedback is welcome at josh@flipboard.com.

~Josh is reading “Garden Tech