I’ve probably kept up with Dan’s Data for longer than any other website. That AeroPress that everyone discovered last year? I remember reading his review in 2006. That’s nothing — I read his review of the Pine D’music MP3-CD player before buying one in 2000. And if you think I review headphones acceptably, Dan puts me to shame.
His posts were the inspiration for Instapaper’s automatic Wikipedia popovers when you tap a Wikipedia link, since he copiously links to Wikipedia and I just had to know what he was talking about without leaving the page.1
And his new Psycho Science series on the blog is fantastic. This article (remember, this is a link post) got me reading about borosilicate versus tempered glass and inspecting our Pyrex all evening.
If you’re my kind of geek and have been reading on the internet for a long time, you should definitely be reading his site and blog (which aren’t the same, probably for legacy reasons).
Note to Instapaper competitors: Do not start reading Dan’s writing. ↩︎