Newsstand 1.0

This is absolutely delightful: Newsstand is a new Google News RSS reader … for Mac OS 9. From creator Alex Robb:

I created Newsstand as a fun way to access the news on my vintage Macs. I have a two Apple PowerBook G3 computers, but older machines don’t work very well on the modern web. Their browsers can’t load https websites, and vintage hardware can’t keep up with the dynamic pages that make up the web today. I created Newsstand in Mac OS 9 using tools only available at the time.

He even made the website on Mac OS 9.

As a sidenote, this is the best new app icon I’ve seen in years. Newsstand’s exquisite 3D icon is a jarring reminder of just how boring today’s flat icon aesthetic is.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021