Dave Winer, OG blogger, podcaster, developed first apps in many categories. Old enough to know better. It's even worse than it appears.
Thursday February 22, 2024; 10:12 AM EST
  • I don't care if you work at a big company or are an individual developer. #
  • I care if you can make a contribution toward interop on the open web. #
  • I've found over the years that sometimes devs at bigco's can help enormously (eg microsoft, netscape, automattic) but more often they are harmful (apple, ibm, sun, google stand out as the worst). Sometimes companies play both roles (apple).#
  • But i also know that bigco's because they are big, have lots of different ideas how the world should work. And that can help.#

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