/linked/2017/01/21/v-for-wikipedia

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anonymous:
It's great to see independent iOS developers making apps that repurpose Wikipedia content like this.
11:28 pm — Saturday, 21 January 2017
Not Anonymous:
Hard to believe he paid $8250 for this.
12:13 am — Sunday, 22 January 2017
anonymous:
Send them some hate mail for supporting Gruber's shit site:

support@v-for-wiki.com

Fuck you v-for-wiki!
1:28 am — Sunday, 22 January 2017
Dicknose:
> V for Wikipedia is an opinionated iOS app...

What the fuck does that mean?

An opinionated app?

Sounds pompous and arrogant. Who wrote that ad copy?

I think I will pass and just use the non-opinionated wikipedia and google maps.
1:59 am — Sunday, 22 January 2017
anonymous:
Does $5 = "couple of bucks" now?
3:06 am — Sunday, 22 January 2017
Dicknose:
>Does $5 = "couple of bucks" now?

That's called "Gruber Math" where a simple shitty note taking app is worth "a couple of a couple of bucks".
4:41 am — Sunday, 22 January 2017
Thomas Cook:
$5, CHEAP!
6:21 am — Sunday, 22 January 2017
To Be Fair:
>Does $5 = "couple of bucks" now?

No, he's saying it's worth $2, so you shouldn't pay $5.
6:41 pm — Sunday, 22 January 2017
always-on:
how much of V's purchase price gets donated to Wikipedia? Or is Wikipedia assumed to be some sort of public good/tragedy of the commons?
12:03 am — Monday, 23 January 2017
catfood:
that's a good question. i'll email them and ask.
4:28 pm — Monday, 23 January 2017
’Nuff Alreddy:
I have no problem with the concept of this app or them profiting from making a beautiful front-end for free content.

I don't think I’m paying $5 for it, either, though
12:19 am — Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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