Yeah I’m super fascinated by this latest article, it’s completely wild. Having one of the founders calling up and saying that Scott (who he revealed in the course of proceedings is contracted rather than full-time) wasn’t permitted to give his own, unaffiliated opinions without their consent - and then going on to claim afterwards that his call was “off-record” and that they weren’t to print it.
Interested to hear the Waypoint crew’s thoughts on it as they’ve talked about it so much. Jeff G said on the Bombcast (just after this story broke) that it only heightened his suspicions that they are keeping that dude in a cage and only letting him out to perform, and that they keep switching him out to try and stop him becoming too intertwined with that product. Imagine if they got rid of him; would the whole thing fall apart as their userbase walked out in solidarity with Scott, or do the majority of users actually not care?
Regardless, that story is nuts. The funniest part about it all is that this would have just been a fairly low-key article that no-one really read much into, and instead it’s blown up into this huge thing because they made a fuss.