"I'm going to just come right out and say this... I've been trying to avoid this, to avoid telling this, because if you know this you'll fucking hate me or at least think less of me... I know I'm not a slut, I mean, maybe I am, perhaps I am! but does that matter? ... I've become a prostitute.
Evan Williams could not be reached for comment.
"Evan Williams, Pyra's co-founder, blogged his day-to-day life for the last three years right up until it got interesting. Williams pulled his blog offline earlier this week." Leander Kahney at Wired asks Why Did Google Want Blogger?
and thinks it might have something to do with that slippery idea of a semantic Web
Evan Williams says an interim version of Blogger Pro will be launched this week
, and last night he demoed it for the Weblogger Interest Group
in Mountain View. New stuff: automatic weblogs.com ping, image posting, draft posting, and post to the past.
Is there a perfect weblogging software?
Here's my wish list: a database back-end, static pages, searching, HTML, easy templating, syndication through RSS, and, most of all, the ability to back-date my entries. PHP-Nuke
is amazing, but isn't quite right for what I want to do. I like Blogger
, but I worry about its future; will new features ever be added? The talented Noah Grey
isn't updating his elegant Greymatter
except for bug fixes, so asking him for features wouldn't be cool. One possibility is a Perl script called Newspro
: very, very flexible, with interesting add-ons
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