There is some guy named Mims that wrote an article titled 2013 was a lost year for tech. I am not going to give you a link to that, instead I will link you to three posts by three writers that I agree with much more than this Mims guy.
Maybe it is the eternal optimist in me or that I get sick of how negative and ignorant the internet can be, but I think it is always better to focus on the good.
The articles get a little deep, so I will try to sum them up in my own words. 2013 did not give us the elusive “Next iPhone” product that everyone seems to think we need. Instead, amazing technology is becoming more available and more usable every day. I think once we realize how we can utilize some of the advancements we saw in 2013, we will be amazed. The reason I am putting this article on layPhone is due to the fact that a lot of attention has been given to how much of a “letdown” the iPhone 5s was this year, I strongly disagree and I’m not alone. It has some pretty impressive new features that make it a big improvement.
So that is the short version, to dig deeper, try these gems:
1. Daring Fireball – 2013: The Year in Apple and Technology at Large
A thorough bashing of the original author with some great insights. Author John Gruber is a must follow in Apple/Tech news.
2. iMore – Nihilism, and why the tech press can’t admit to having nice things…
Rene Ritchie, another well-connected tech guy who is really in the trenches of how to report on tech.
3. GigaOM – Dear Quartz, maybe it’s you that needs new glasses and a map. 2013 was not a lost year for tech
Another good post from a highly respected tech personality, Om Malik.
Whether you get through the articles or not, let me know your thoughts.