I often notice what I have come to call the “critical mass” syndrome. When a service or community becomes too popular, its quality comes down.
I may be pessimistic, but I see no way out of this.
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2 thoughts on “Critical Mass [en]”
Well one service I know of which did’nt succumb to the “critical mass” syndrome – Blogger !
They made sure they didn’t when they bought those new servers…and I love them for it ! Long Live Pyra! 🙂
dontcha think? 😉
I’m afraid that maybe they haven’t reached the critical mass yet… who knows what the future has in hold?