[T]he invisible hand is usually just giving you the finger if you care about what you make
This downbeat summary does seem to be on the mark, at least for good software. I didn't upgrade to Day One Premium, because Classic does all I need. Does that make me part of the problem? I don't believe it does, any more than darning my socks (which I don't do) or patching my trousers (which I do) makes me a bad consumer. Definitely, the people who make beautiful software need a better way to sell their creations, and no, I don't know what that might be.
No idea what happened to the million. But the page is an interesting artefact that, in its current state is, I venture, a more accurate keep[sake of the internet than it would be had it all stayed up and running.
The article suggests that:
Given the existence of powerful and widely accessible tools such as the Wayback machine, this kind of restorative curation may well be within reach.
To which I would be fairly vehemently opposed
Thought just occurred: would I be willing to pay a subscription to have the recommender tuned to remove revenue maximisation and site-addiction maximisation? Would anyone?
I've made plenty of "remove ads" in-app purchases on my phone. This isn't too different. And it might actually result in a truly useful experience.
Really good debriefing on two years of progress in the #indieweb. I found this rather familiar:
While learning all of the requisite skills was challenging, the real struggle in joining the indieweb was piecing all the components together to hold a mental image in my head of what an indiewebsite should be. I spent a great deal of time trawling through the wiki and absorbing all of the ideas on disparate pages. At the time, there were many pages which would all have slightly different variations of the similar information.
There's still a ways to go, mind. When I did this reply to automatically, the title of the entry came though as "kongaloosh". I added the correct title by hand myself. The entry title is there, as `p-name` and I cannot tell whether the issue is at my end (WithKnown) or at Alex's end.