Back in January, Kevin Dangoor had a good idea:
The move toward real-time everything is wrong. We have enough interruptions in our days without having random links and news sprayed at us 24×7. Not to mention that there’s no real thought that goes into real time, and generally very little thought that gets compressed into 140 characters. Length also does not guarantee quality, and too much text can be a waste of time. The trick is to be concise.
[SlowNews is] a weekly post for software developers and technically minded product managers. This is a way to keep up with interesting things that are happening, but through the lens of a weekly view where the uninteresting is edited away, the more interesting is promoted to the top and a bit of commentary ties it all together.
I was very pleased to see Kevin take this on. I find it impossible to stay on top of all the headlines blasting toward me. A news stream that’s just a small pace behind the firehose is just what I want. The hype has a chance to boil away a bit, and some connections and reflection have a chance to gain a foothold.
Unfortunately, just a month later, Kevin ended SlowNews. So I’m looking for other sources of thoughtful and measured industry news. Maybe someone else wants to pick up the banner of SlowNews?