when my wife and i are at work, we share links a lot. recipes, new restaurants, new music, and whatever else. it started as just emailing each link separately, but that became too annoying. i then hacked together delicio.us and ifttt to automatically email her every link i tagged with her name. a bit easier on my end but each link was still sent in a separate email.
for the past 6 months or so i’ve been working on a webapp for private link sharing, to solve this very issue; and we’re now opening beta signups! the more people using it, the better it will be, so…sign up!
It will be hard to beat ML because ML sits in a kind of sweet spot; make it a little bit better in one aspect, and you give something up in another. I can think of two ways in which this is true. The first has to do with the expressiveness of the type system. … The second way in which ML is in a sweet spot has to do with the execution strategy. … ML is hardly perfect. But it’s such a nice compromise that it’s going to take a real leap forward on the research side to definitively surpass it.
I love that last sentence. To be excellent at something, one must usually make a sacrifice somewhere else. Time is limited, so there is a benefit to choosing a focus.