Ré Harris, Sherry Kappel, et al —

I have this sneaking suspicion there’s way more to this “glitch” than meets the eye. These Medium cats are smart enough to know that if there’s something “wrong” with the platform that will impact the users’ experience, the sensible thing to do is to post a notice or do one of those clever email blasts to quell fears and maintain the illusion of a spirit of goodwill.

Frankly, I find this entire scenario laughable.

We’ll pay you to write your hearts out. And we’ll do it based on a wacky algorithm that only rocket scientists would understand. [pause] What do you mean you want to know the algorithm is? [dramatic pause] I’m sorry, but we aren’t at liberty to share that information with you. [indignant pause] That’s because it’s proprietary. You guys and gals just go back to your laptops and mobile devices and do whatever it is you do. We’ll get back to you on the clap thing as soon as we get it figured out. Nothing to see here. We promise.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not holding my breath.

Author, artist, accidental activist, founder Our Human Family (http://medium.com/our-human-family). Social media: @clayrivers. Love one another.

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