Goodbye, Reader

If you’re reading this on Google Reader, it’s been fun ride, hasn’t it. But it’s time to say goodbye. The plug on Reader gets pulled tomorrow.

Reader streamlined the way I consume news. It’s been a core part of my daily routine for what, seven years? It seems like longer. seven years of making the firehose less daunting to drink from. Everyone at Google, current and past, who had a hand in making Reader what it is (was) has my heartfelt thanks. Its absense from the scene is going to leave a huge hole.

Knowing something of what goes on under the covers to make the Reader magic happen, shaking off the temptation to write my own Reader replacement was easy. Others are on that, and good luck to them.