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R.I.P. Vesper:
I assume this is the untold story of Vesper, and all the super-wise business decisions that led to its ultimate abandonment and failure. That was truly an app that was LOVED and/or CRAFTED to death.

In retrospect, was licensing an expensive font a good idea? Hell yes. In retrospect, is it that hard to create a decent note taking app that has all of Vesper's features but without the pretension? Not really. But these yokels managed to screw it up, and nearly broke their spines patting themselves on the back about it the whole time.
8:56 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
John Gruber SE:
>I’m happy to have played a small part in it

Why? Gruber is no developer. His "work" on Crapdown in Perl doesn't count and he had no real hand in anything important on that craptastic notes app other than making the moronic decision to license some shitty expensive font for it.
9:33 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Not paying for anything involving the Grubs.

@John Gruber SE- he can't even be bothered to update the damn shitdown spec in 15 years.
10:07 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
lol at an expensive font killing his appchild
11:04 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
KK:
It would have been slightly interesting if the film recounted the fall of hipster bespoke app developers turning into microtransaction/video ad nickel and dimers, but I assume this is a hagiography where Marco Arment is a god amongst men.
11:13 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Gruber the Booger:
While the Vesper font bullshit was clearly a disaster and waste of time and money I don't think that's why Vesper failed.

Vesper failed in my opinion because it was a simple, pedestrian, overpriced note taking app in a crowded market of better options.

No syncing between devices and platforms. That was a fatal death blow.
11:18 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Ero:
Gruber the Booger:

> Vesper failed in my opinion because it was a simple, pedestrian, overpriced note taking app in a crowded market of better options.

Exactly. It was artisanal mediocrity.
7:20 am — Friday, 1 December 2017
ano:
> It would have been slightly interesting if the film recounted the fall of hipster bespoke app developers turning into microtransaction/video ad nickel and dimers

Seriously
12:07 am — Saturday, 2 December 2017
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