There are 118 blogs that I’m at least somewhat interested in. Rather than keep track of them all by visiting each one every day(!), I use an RSS reader to let me know when something interesting has been posted.
Until today, I have been using Google Reader, which had a pretty high It Just Works quotient. But when I logged on this morning I found the user interface grotesquely degraded:
Who the heck is this meant to be for?
It’s the dialogue that WordPress gives you when you want to make part of the text of your blog entry into a link. And the URL field comes pre-populated with a fatuous “http://”. This saves me 0.4 seconds of typing on the one occasion in 1,000,000 that I intend to type the URL by hand. On the other 999,999 occasions, it means instead that I have to highlight and delete the unwanted text before I can paste in the URL that I’ve copied.