Looking closely, the second closing quote looks smart rather than straight. Could that be the problem?
FWIW, I haven’t used the wysiwyg editor in WP since about 2006.
I really want to like this but I fear ("Inspired by genetic pioneer Sydney Brenner") that it will not contain enough of Brenner's genius.
I always enjoy a touch of schadenfreude -- who doesn't -- and this story makes me feel for the 37 Signals crew. My normal suspicion would be that the big publisher made all their advance back on the first printing, after which they don't actually have much further interest. 10,000 copies of a $27 book and a mid six-figure advance? Yes, that could be it.
I really like @sebsel's idea of push without notifications, as described by @adactio, but I think I would like it even more if there were some way I could _ask_ if there was anything new rather than have to visit the site. Notify myself, if you like.