WordPress, MovableType

Kara Swish­er inter­viewed Matt Mul­len­weg on Recode Decode! It’s extreme­ly sad how excit­ed I was to see this in my pod­cast feed (and that I’m already writ­ing about it before the post has actu­al­ly gone up on Recode, itself.)

We Called it Guten­berg for a Rea­son

They dis­cussed Mov­able­Type briefly, which was revived in 2013 and now has a 50% Japan­ese lan­guage user­ship, and I’d real­ly like to know how that hap­pened.

Also, I had no idea his and Word­Press’ com­pa­ny, Automat­tic owned Lon­greads and Atavist. Hilar­i­ous­ly, I also found out his old blog themes are now avail­able in the Word­Press theme direc­to­ry. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I had to wait a whole darned week for a “light­ly-edit­ed tran­script” [local back­up] of this episode, but frankly, I’m just glad they decid­ed it was worth tran­scrib­ing at all, con­sid­er­ing Word­Press’ out-of-the-excitable-for-dab­blers sta­tus. I mean… it was prob­a­bly a bit cru­el to place Mullenweg’s episode in direct fol­lowup to Kara Swisher’s inter­view with Mark Zucker­berg the pre­vi­ous week, which — for obvi­ous and entire­ly-jus­ti­fied rea­sons — will sure­ly be the most-lis­tened-to Recode Decode episode by far in its recent his­to­ry, at least. 

I’ve been doing Word­Press for 15 years and I’d like to do it the rest of my life.”

Yiokes! Ya know? You’re damned right, “oof.”

I think every tech com­pa­ny should have an edi­to­r­i­al team.”

Out of sign­f­i­cant and near­ly-unbear­ably heavy bias, I must agree whole­heart­ed­ly with this state­ment — and Mullenweg’s req­ui­site elab­o­ra­tion — and I must leave you with the expres­sion of one final wish: that Zucker­berg had been inter­viewed post-Matt, instead, and Kara Swish­er would’ve brought this up with him.

My Tedious Analog Journey Continued

The bizarre redun­dan­cy of dis­patch­ing to a Word­Press instance via furi­ous tap­ping with­in the iOS app con­tin­ues to occu­py my thoughts. Hel­lo, you ancient old bitch of a plat­form. What’s shakin’? Why are mod­ern, com­plete­ly Word­Press-inde­pen­dent pub­li­ca­tions like The Out­line still send­ing con­tent your way? Please warn me thor­ough­ly and very far in advance if you plan to answer ver­bal­ly, so that I may be spared imme­di­ate and vio­lent car­diac arrest.

I have been with­out a work­ing desk­top-class plat­form for a week now (my Spectre’s port is still bro­ken and my desk­top is in stor­age,) “reduc­ing” me to iOS word pro­cess­ing like this, hand­writ­ing, and my fiancé’s old elec­tric type­writer, all of which has inspired more opin­ing for my upcom­ing State of Word Pro­cess­ing col­umn than I would’ve expect­ed. My pri­ma­ry goal is to have the port fixed or replaced by next week­end so that I can resume the newslet­ter, writ­ing full-chat, and in prepa­ra­tion for the 24 Hours of LeMans.