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Steve Yegge on Google+

2011-10-12 17:37:09.447534+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Holy shit: Must freakin' read: Steve Yegge's long rant on Amazon, Google, software development, and the failure of Google+ (Mirrored at YCombinator):

Google+ is a prime example of our complete failure to understand platforms from the very highest levels of executive leadership (hi Larry, Sergey, Eric, Vic, howdy howdy) down to the very lowest leaf workers (hey yo). We all don't get it. The Golden Rule of platforms is that you Eat Your Own Dogfood. The Google+ platform is a pathetic afterthought. We had no API at all at launch, and last I checked, we had one measly API call. One of the team members marched in and told me about it when they launched, and I asked: "So is it the Stalker API?" She got all glum and said "Yeah." I mean, I was joking, but no... the only API call we offer is to get someone's stream. So I guess the joke was on me.

Via SiliconFilter, Via MeFi.

Also rather amusing: He apparently wrote it intending to keep it private, but screwed up his circle settings. Google+ fail.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-21 18:14:32.560037+00 by: Dan Lyke

Steve Yegge follows-up his Google+ rant.