Finer Things in Tech 3.0 is here

I started Finer Things in Tech because I love finding the little details that make tech great. Since the site has been a hobby in the past, I stuck to quick tips that are easy to digest and produce. But there is so much more to explore in tech and its culture, and I want to discuss it here. Thankfully, I’ll have help.
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Long Form

Long form articles are now a part of Finer Things in Tech, and I want to get some of this industry’s most insightful and experienced people to write them. These will be delicious, sometimes difficult, but always great articles about tech and its culture that might not fit anywhere else. I published the first batch of articles this morning, and I am now accepting pitches. If you have a story to tell, get in touch.

I’m not interested in covering news here or analysis of the product keynote you just watched. Plenty of other sites already do that, and damn well. I am interested in the nuts and bolts of tech, the people who build it, and its impact on society.

Of course, I still enjoy what I started with this site—the quick and reader-submitted tips that unlock amazing things in your apps and devices—and those aren’t going away.

As for long form, I can’t promise you how many articles I’ll have each month or which features I’ll add to the site first—at least not just yet. I do have some great ideas and writers in mind, and it all depend on the next part of Finer Things in Tech 3.0.

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Memberships

I want to bring great writing to you, build some cool features, and keep the site nearly (or completely) ad-free—but I need your help. Finer Things in Tech will soon get a paid membership option which, at first, will simply help fund these articles.

Eventually, I will add a number of features and perks to make membership even more valuable, and members will have a say in this process. I hope to build mobile apps with great reading experiences, let members have input on the site’s direction and future writers and topics, and more. Memberships can make it all happen, and I’ll have more details on them soon.

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All-new design

I needed a new design for the site that will make the past five years of content much more accessible while showcasing the great new long-form articles. I also wanted to make the site more immersive with large photography, engaging text layouts, review details (which are on their way), and a much better responsive layout for all devices.

I still have a ways to go, some site sections to rebuild, and other design tweaks to make. But you’re looking at the new format, so let me know what you think.

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Sign up for the newsletter

You can now sign up for the Finer Things in Tech newsletter below to get featured article summaries delivered straight to your inbox on a non-intrisuve basis. I’m still figuring out how many articles I can publish and how often to email. But it won’t be more often than once every week or two.

As always, thanks for reading.

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