Just stumbled into LiteraryMoose, who minces no words about The Misery of Open-Source Software or Why I don’t Use WordPress
This document collects some thoughts on WordPress 1.2, supposedly the greatest invention since sliced ice cubes. What they claim on their front page, is argued point by point, based on my personal experiences and the hell I encountered trying to convert CSS Destroy to Wordpress-powered management.
Those with short attention span can stop reading here. The above paragraph is all you can take in one go. You can form your opinion now; no need to read the remainder of the document.
I like! This is blogging with bite!
Don’t yell at me, I am only quoting, but WordPress fans are likely foaming at the mouth.
I am always wary of people who are married to their tools, whether blogs, Macs vs PCs, Flash vs Director, Blackboard vs WebCT, PowerPoint vs…. well I guess there is no real “vs” there.
It is not safe to forge such permanent attachment to tools. They will let you down if you hang on too long or do not keep your eyes out for better relationships, or you will fail to recognize your co-dependence. Don’t be a tool-head or bride of one.
I curse and cuss MovableType as much as I love and persist using it. I will not keep with it forever, and some day the divorce papers will be filed. Who knows who my next object of blog affection may be, but for now, we are getting along fine, without any counseling.