We’ve all signed up for newsletters as we’ve wended our way around the internet, during which process many have requested more than their fair share of our precious personal particulars.
It’s all fun and games at first, but it doesn’t take long to realize that the content of many of these newsletters is minimal at best. It’s also not long before your email inbox is full of the little scamps, requiring you to periodically cull the worst offenders.
I’m as much of a victim as anyone, so you can only imagine my surprise to find myself promoting a new kid on the block — TheAnalog.io
Don’t be misled by the “Analog” portion of its moniker because the free TheAnalog newsletter covers anything and everything of a technological, engineering, and manufacturing nature.
The website is gloriously simply and uncluttered. There’s a succinct explanation of their mission, which reads as follows:
The Analog is a weekly newsletter covering (hardware) engineering & manufacturing news, research, startups, and policy. IC design breakthroughs, analog schematic breakdowns, manufacturing process walkthroughs, and hardware startups are all fair game each week.
All you have to do is submit your email address — that’s it — no questions about your job, age, gender, deodorant preference, inside leg measurement, or any of the other impertinent inquiries other sites are prone to push for (unsubscribing is equally easy, although I honestly don’t think you will wish to do so).
The newsletter itself will appear in your inbox every Tuesday morning. This bodacious beauty covers the latest industry news, deep dives on manufacturing processes, hardware teardowns, virtual factory tours, startup funding rounds, and a whole lot more.
There’s also a link to previous issues so you can see what you are letting yourself in for before you sign up. For example, I was just perusing and pondering this week’s 11/9/2021 issue, which — amongst many other things — includes a comprehensive breakdown of the current infrastructure bill, and curated links to deeper dives into things like how construction costs in the US compare to the rest of the world, new startup companies, jobs, and other interesting “stuff.” Right at the bottom of this particular issue there’s a 3D graph illustrating various entries along with a question in one of the corners saying, “What goes here?” (I’m going to be cogitating and ruminating about this all day).
All I can say is that I’ll be perusing and pondering previous issues in TheAnalog Archive over this coming weekend, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the new issue land in my inbox next Tuesday.
How about you? Has anything I’ve said here prompted you to take the plunge and subscribe to this newsletter? As always, I welcome your thoughtful comments, insightful questions, and sage suggestions.