In addition to some of the changes that I mentioned in my last post - there's no Google Reader output to aggregate any more - Kurt Wagner has pointed out two other things that have changed over the years.
First, Wagner noted that Facebook's acquisition of FriendFeed - "considered a big deal at the time" - was a $50 million acquisition. Compare that to the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp last year.
Another difference? At the time of the acquisition, Facebook had 250 million users. It's grown a bit since.
On controlled obsolescence - compatibility doesn't have to be hard - or does it? - Over the weekend, Dave Winer shared a post that Peter N. M. Hansteen wrote in 2013. The title of Hansteen's post? "Compatibility Is Hard." Specifically, Ha...
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