"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties

Shitty reporting strikes again... ZDNet "reports" on the whole del.icio.us/de.lirio.us thing, totally ignoring the fact that this Steve Mallet person did not write the software that runs his site.

Rik wrote Rubric, which is what de.lirio.us runs.

I don't know if this moron is representing himself as the author or what, but wow, ZDNet. Good job there.

March 31, 2005 11:29 AM

I'm not sure if he wants to claim authorship either; his announcement of it (http://www.osdir.com/pipermail/datalibre-discuss/2005-March/000206.html) didn't really indicate the extent to which he did, or didn't, develop the software.

Posted by: ubernostrum at April 15, 2005 1:35 AM

From talking to Rik over the course of a few weeks, his ambiguity on who was "developing" was something of an annoyance. In the ZDNet articles comments, he eventually clarified the matter after some fellow #tildedotters bitched about it.

Posted by: bda at April 15, 2005 4:40 AM
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