1999.io philosophy
Friday, April 8, 2016 by Dave Winer

I'm starting to write user docs for 1999.io, and thought I would share what might be the very first section, about the philosophy of the product. 

1999.io is blogging software that's easy to set up and use, with all the open features that blogging had in the year it all came together -- 1999. Many of today's blogging vendors forgot how great it was to be able to build on each others' work. But I didn't forget, and I want blogging to be as great as it was when it started, today. Why not? The network and the servers we use today are much more powerful than the ones we used way back then. What if I didn't take huge amounts of venture capital and promise investors billions of dollars in return. What if all I want to do is make and use the best software possible, without giving up any of our freedom? That's the idea of 1999.io.