Welcome to your DGiT Monthly for August! We’ve reached Labor Day Weekend, a good chance to reflect on work and workers, and get a hit of summer before we settle into what are some exciting weeks ahead in tech.
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Here’s your August tech timeline for everything that mattered:
One of the big stories out of August is actually these first two weeks of September. It’s looking stacked. But also, what we saw in August might also be really important. Here's more to know.
First, get ready for September:
In any case, here’s just one or two things to expect:
Second, what changed the conversation:
And then there were the devices changing the conversation.
But both did things differently.
Plus the software behind all of this got a branding update: Android is fresher, and Android 10 is coming soon:
💳 How the Prison Economy works — worth a read for how “dots” have been the solution to a cash and tobacco ban in prisons: The currency now is the 14-digits or dots on the back of prepaid MoneyPak debit cards.
🎶 How to Really Listen to Music — Paris Review. An unexpected guide to intentionally listening to music, from musicians.
🔢 Harper’s Index is always great. It’s more the thinking than the reading that makes it a longer consideration. This month, for example: Percentage of Canadians who will return a lost wallet containing money: 64; Of Americans who will: 57 (H/T @alankohler).
And more, especially yet-to-be announced phone launches.
Thanks for reading!
See you in the DGiT Daily, back on Tuesday, and until next time,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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