Om, the height of silo-osity was when Substack came along, they insisted that in order to use their service you had to use their editor. I absolutely refused to do that, so I had to write my own email distributer app. What a waste of effort. #
We have to get through to them and others. Componentize so some devs can specialize in editors and others can specialize in distribution. We can't all dominate the same world, being all things to all people. What a difference it would make if we worked together. #
No more shitty editors, lots of different kinds of editors for all kinds of writers. #
They wouldn't listen to me, but maybe they'll listen to a successful tech VC. 💥#
I wrote about this problem with Substack earlier this year. #
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You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)