Hey Jeff — thanks for linking this. Based on what I read there, I’m impressed with Ev — which is a strange thing to say given that I’ve never spoken to him.
It does sort of feel like a hit piece, but the part the author seems to miss is that Medium is Ev’s business and he gets to run it the way he wants to.
No one is stopping the author (or anyone else) from going out and building something that fits their vision of publishing.
I’ve been a business consultant for some 22 years and although I can throw ideas on the table like nobody’s business, I’m the first one to say that any given model or idea has to fit the person wearing the responsibility hat. Glad to see he’s sticking to that.
Sorry to ramble your eyeballs right off. Hahah.