Phil Gyford, so great--read things! By people!A new blog directory dropped like it's 2002. This is by
"As more and more of our lives start to be run and dictated by the technology we use, it's a human right to be able to see how that technology works and modify it. It’s as key to freedom as freedom of speech or freedom of religion. So that is what I plan to spend the rest of my life fighting for."Nice profile of Matt Mullenweg and WordPress—which is still a force on the Web.
"More than anything else, Tumblr in 2020 is a self-sustaining ecosystem. It’s a semi-sealed and increasingly fertile terrarium, a nigh-impossible perpetual-motion machine of a platform going productively psychotic in its isolation."Nice look at the recent history and current state of Tumblr.
“What you write about is not a fossilized bit of commentary for a blog post. When you learn more, you add to it. It’s less about shock and rage; it’s more connective.”Just entering this link into the fossil record. But seriously, anything that gets people excited about indie publishing is exciting! The gardening metaphor reminds me of my favorite Gary Snyder line I think about all the time: “Sweep the garden. Any size.”