Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Excuse the sales pitch

First, thank you for reading this blog.

Now I want to try to sell you on an idea.

The idea: Supporting the open web.

Everywhere you look things are getting siloized, but for some reason, I must be an idiot, but I keep making software that gives users the freedom to choose. If my software isn't the best for you, now or at any time in the future, you can switch to whatever you like.

I make it because I dream of a world where individuals have power over their own lives, and can help inform each other, and not be owned by companies who just want to sell them stuff they don't want or need.

I work hard. And I stay focused on what I do. But my ideas don't really get heard that much. And that's a shame, because if lots of people used my software, that would encourage more people to make software like it, and eventually we'd be back where we were not that long ago, with you in charge of your own web presence.

Anyway, I'm almost finished. I spent two years porting everything I care about to run in Node.js and in the browser. I don't plan to dig any more big holes. This is basically it.

What can you do? Well honestly, if you see something you think is empowering or useful here on my blog, please tell people about it. The tech press will not be covering it, so you can't find out about it that way. It would be a shame to have put all this effort into creating great exciting open software, only to have very few people ever hear about it.

Thanks again for reading my blog, and I hope to be making software for you and your friends for a long time to come.

PS: The place to watch, for the new stuff, the stuff that has the most potential of rewriting the rules of the web, is on my new liveblog. That's where I'm telling the story I think is so important.

Last built: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:07 AM

By Dave Winer, Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:51 AM. What a long strange trip it's been.