Re: Blogger lays off n-1 employees

From: Tom Whore (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 08:13:21 PST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Matt Jensen wrote:

--]Everyone but the founder is layed off.

Oh man so it aint so. In recent weeks the Blooger Fund Raiser helped boost
the server capacity and the mood of bloggers everywhere is high. Ive been
using it myself for a while now (see url in sig) and would be vitaly PO'd
if it went over to a FuckedComapny pick. gets cashito and Blooger, holding the high ground and not caving
in to inane growth plans and aether biz models, gets bubpkis?

If there was one venture that should have been funded and not touched by
the stupidity brought on by all the aholes who thought the bubble was
thier own never ending playground it is a compnay like pyra. Blogger is an
amazingly empowering tool that should get the funding neded to grow wise
and build smarter.

But no, instead we got a few years of empty shit riddled biz plans, flash
in the pan company's that in the end offered nothing made nothing and
demeand the crative talents that opened the doors and now when the
sickle sweeps through the necks of those utterly innae DOA ideas the necks
of a few truly talented souls get caught up and chooped off.. plooopey

<takes breath>

The upside is blogger is a system that I think will outlive the demise of
its company. Evan seems to be willing to hold it up against the odds of a
market place that cant rightly tell its head form its anus. Sometimes its
a tough fight, somtimes its an expansive fight, but sometimes you find
something you find "worth" it. The rewards may not be the riches of
Gordon Gecko but heck, he never created something like blogger.

"I can tell you, at this point, I definitely plan to keep Blogger going.
If you're a Blogger user, you know that things have not been working great
with the product for quite a while. I'm not going to make excuses about
that. But I'm not walking away. The good thing is, I have relatively low
costs (though, I still need to bring in more cash than we have been),
adequate server power for a while (thank you!), and the ability to focus
on what I'm good at: Creating Things"

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