Briefly on Sparrow et al.
Beautifully designed 3rd party apps are part of what makes the Mac platform such a great platform. We can be fairly emotional about our beloved Mac ecosystem. So it’s natural to feel injured when we learn that one such app has suddenly become encased in ice. Matt Gemmell is right, however, when he says:
People try to dress their reaction up as a principled stance or a community cause, but that’s at best wrong-headed thinking, and at worst wilfully egocentric bullshit.
Don’t worry; he’s not going to sugar-coat it any more than that.