A Beautiful Way to Back Up a Year of Links

If you're at all like me, you gather a tremendous amount of information from online sources over the course of a year. As I have explained, I have a system for keeping track of all this stuff, but a game designer named Tom Armitage has created a wonderful addition to an online system. It looks like this:

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Beautiful. Armitage has scraped all the data from his Pinboard and (for earlier years) Delicious accounts, given it a elegantly clean format, added QR codes (!) to avoid having to type in long URLs, and bound it all in neat codex form, complete with a table of contents and a tag index. I would say "I wish I had thought of that" except that if I had thought of it I wouldn't have been able to pull it off.

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Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the honors program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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