Seeing that the next version of MovableType, the software that runs this blog, is going to cost 70 bucks and will not have any real new features for me, it’s about time we split ways. Last year I donated $50 to Six Apart to support them, but my dissatisfaction has grown recently. The CGI system is just too slow for comments; there’ve been no real updates in months; I was even a star alpha- and beta-tester for Typepad, but I think it’s time I move to WordPress or Drupal. This grad student would rather use a free tool, and one that’s growing new features almost weekly. It was nice while it lasted. It’s not you, it’s me. Really. I hope we can still be friends.
Update: Two things–I realize it’d only be $20 since I’ve donated $50. Still, seems like $20 too much for me right now as a student. (I also run a group weblog as well as multiple links blogs.) Second, if you’ve been using MT for free, you really shouldn’t be whining. It’s a product. By a company. Support Six Apart if you never have.