Scripting News on a break
Give it some thought. This is what it would look like if there were no Scripting News. What would it be worth to you, not in monetary terms, but in support terms, to keep this going.
I personally have no stake in this. I, for one, won’t miss him. I’ve seen his abuse on message boards and in the comments of sites I frequent. His support has been compared to a brick wall. The echo project, will pull this syndication crap away from Dave Winer and more into the open instead of the non-proprietary proprietary system he advocates. Now he can take his ball and go home or to whereever.
**UPDATE** Ok he’s back.
Okay I think I made my point. I take big risks on behalf of a community that does care. But the community lets others speak for it and stays silent, and lately the people who are speaking have turned abusive, then cruel, then destructive.
And it’s statements like this, that completely piss me off…
If you don’t want the pavement ripped up because a few competitors have fallen behind and want to create confusion until they can catch up, say so.
aarg. Just take your football and go away