As part of its continuing quest to
alienate all its long-time users provide a better user experience to everyone, Reddit recently announced a slew of changes.
Buried in amongst all the
hullabaloo from whinging ungrateful brats thoughtful comments from people with justifiable concerns, was this snippet from a Reddit employee:
Long time readers will remember that I resigned from the Google AMP Advisory Committee having been a long time critic of the project.
AMP was an interesting idea (what if we made HTML fast again?!) and brought forth some interesting technologies (like Signed Exchanges) - but it ended up being a re-invented WAP1 which routed everything through a single point of failure.
I genuinely hate to see projects fail - but I can't help but hope this is the start of more people realising that giving unfettered control to an abusive monopoly like Google isn't a good decision.