If you write about technology, work in technology, or just spend regular time near technology, the questions come early and they come often. Which laptop should I buy? Do I want an iPhone or an Android? I need something for checking my email on rainy Thursdays at approximately 6,000 feet above sea level — what do I get? Technology is now an inextricable part of our lives, and it’s more important than ever to make sure we get the right thing. The best thing.
Welcome to This Is My Next, which is all about the best things. This Is My Next is a one-stop answer to the question "which one should I buy?" It’s Let Me Google That For You for gadgets, apps, and everything else we’re going to need to live in the future. Each Wednesday starting today, we will seek to answer that question for some product or category. When you want to know what to buy, we'll always have the answer.
We'll always answer one question: which one should you buy?
Of course, sometimes the right thing for most people isn’t the right thing for you. The very best thing about the tech-filled world we live in is that there’s never only one answer, one option, one clearly superior item. So we'll always show our work. Let’s say you want a smartphone that has great battery life and you don’t care about anything else, or all you want in a pair of headphones is enough bass to melt your face off your head. This Is My Next will help you find that stuff, too.
This Is My Next begins right now, as we tackle the age-old question: which smartphone is the best? And each and every Wednesday, we’ll have something new to share. Sometimes we'll cover brand new product categories, sometimes we'll revisit old ones. Sometimes we'll do both.
But we need your help, too. We want to know what you want to know, what would make This Is My Next more useful for you, how we could do this better. We see this as the very first iteration, just the basics, and the sky's the limit for what we can do together next. Comment here, email us, tweet at us, stalk us at our homes (please don’t do that), let us know. This is only the very beginning — we want to work with you to make it as good as it can be.
We have big plans for This Is My Next, and we can’t wait to share those — except sorry, I have to run, my mom needs a new camera and wants to know which to buy. We’ll figure that one out too. Maybe next week.