How future-safe are your ideas? — Dave Winer
A lot of what we say is controlled by large corporations, or by small ones that will be owned by large corporations. There isn’t much interest, among the owners of Medium, for example, in owning something small and boutique-y 20 years from now. Either it will be huge, or it will be gone. And they may well have pivoted a dozen times before arriving at their eventual success. It’s quite possible that the stories you write today will not be part of that future. Or worse.
A sobering thought but one which I very much agree with. It is the main reason why anything I’ve written of importance to me lives either on a domain and or server space I own or in a physical object in my possession.
Want to know why the Minimal Mac book exists? Because, one day, Tumblr will not.