I’ve abandoned Apple’s web hosting and moved into the wonderfully confusing universe of WordPress. With any luck this might mean I’ll actually update my blog more than once in a blue super moon but I ain’t making no promises!
The move wasn’t easy and I’d much rather have lived without it. Apple’s been given a lot of flack for their mobile me service over the years and sure, it hasn’t been perfect but it’s really hard to find anything decent to replace it!
For photos I now have to resort to Flickr. For file sharing and hosting I had to migrate to FTP. For web creation I had to migrate all my stuff to WordPress, including a couple of blogs with their comments… Phew. I now end up paying memberships to a whole slew of fragmented services that don’t really talk to each other, instead of living inside the (sometimes limited, I’ll admit) walled gardens of Apple where everything works together without much effort.
Don’t get me started on the philosophical disadvantages of walled gardens and the benefit of open platforms to society as a whole, but there’s something completely irreplaceable about a seamless end-user experience…