John Siracusa in the episode of Reconcilable Differences mentioned yesterday: For all the imagined advancements, the big thing about the plot of a (futuristic) film like Star Wars is the absence of any kind of internet-like communication.
Snippets.today: Building on today’s open web, Manton Reece has opened up a little on his long time microblogging project. He talks about it with Daniel Jalkut on Core Intuition. They also cover some thoughts on the value and future of the open web. Ev Williams claiming the future is centralised and Matt thinking otherwise.
Of course Ev is going to paint a picture of centralised convenience when that is the principle that Medium is built on. And Medium engineers try to convince us on how complex the technology behind it is. If you’re building Medium that might certainly be the case, but for individual sites it can be quite straightforward. Hands off the blogs. How about helping empower people by bringing them closer to the technology they use on a daily basis?