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Medium is Disappointing

Medium is such a dumpster fire. 2/3 of the screen on mobile is now filled with promotional junk for things no one actually wants. Max Masnick, PhD I have the same frustration with Medium. If I search result turns up a Medium post it is so hard to reach without logging in that I often […]

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On the Value of the Open Web

Anil Dash, the CEO of Glitch, on the importance of the open web: Every day, millions of people rely on independent websites that are mostly created by regular people, weren’t designed as mobile apps, connect deeply to culture, and aren’t run by the giant tech companies. These are a vision of not just what the […]

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The Open Web

What is the open web? The best definition I have seen is from the Mozilla Foundation: An open web is a web by and for all its users, not select gatekeepers or governments. At Mozilla, we compare the open web to a global public resource, like clean water or the environment. The open web is something we […]

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“Money would ruin it.”

Brent Simmons, as a labor of love, has brought back to life NetNewsWire, as free open source software: People have offered money — just in general or for a specific feature. But we won’t take any money at all. Money would ruin it. When money’s involved, it becomes an issue, and in this world it’s […]