For the past few months I've been working on a side project I've dubbed "openbook". It was my plan to give up on wordpress and not post anything until I had openbook up and running and I would make the development blog on the running build. Development has been slow going, so I'll continue using wordpress to document the progress on this project.
Basically, I have a lot of problems with the way web-based tools work. Most of the problems are cultural, not technical. I worry about the implications as we as a society become immune to violations of our privacy, bait and switch tactics, and addiction as a business model. It seems that the majority of internet entrepreneurs have embraced these poor cultural trends. Perhaps I can do something about it.
Read more about my ideas for this project in my working document