Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Magazine

Marco Arment has unveiled his Big New Thing after hinting at it over the past few weeks on Twitter: an entirely digital magazine, true to itself. In the foreword to issue one, he explains the concept of leaving behind the legacy of paper publication, while simultaneously avoiding the whiz-bang clutter that many magazines add to their iPad edition:

… The Magazine’s articles won’t be laid out separately for portrait and landscape orientations. Articles won’t have custom designs at all. You won’t see any infographics, slideshows, or interactive panoramas. These multimedia features can all be valuable, and they have their places in other publications, but not here.

The first issue looks stellar, and I can’t wait to see where this goes. At just $2 per month, and with two issues every month, it’s an inexpensive subscription for something very special.