I’m guessing you haven’t heard it yet — or it’s infected you, Oliver. I mean that ending conversations with “Perfect” is now infecting hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions.

To respond to your ideas, I do understand what you are saying. I think that the people who are unconsciously or with limited recognition, ending their conversations with “Perfect!” — i.e. “Let’s agree to meet next week [no we didn’t …] — Perfect!”

Yes, it is the same as what you are saying. I was making a very concise argument. If one examines what theoretically does well and gets lots of readers on Medium, the intellectual content of most of it sucks rocks. I was particularly disgusted by the #1 story that was a rewrite of Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture” — as if that never existed.

I understand that whatever Medium does now has no mechanism to prevent or deal with that. I understand that the majority of regular Medium readers do think that Wil Wheaton is intelligent and that his statements he is not going to drink as much beer and will read more are found to be beneficial to those readers.

I also understand that Jon Krakauer has 950 “followers” on Medium. This is more than he had a couple of weeks ago. But — that this is how many “followers” he has as compared to the Randy Pausch ripoff artist who disingenuously said “Oh, it was fiction! I’m not dying! I’m 27! I just wanted to see — “

It isn’t true that all people are idiots, shallow or wannabee startup entrepreneurs. And your article doesn’t address that. This platform says ideas aren’t wanted. It says all women can do is complain or write very basic political protest articles or use 4-letter words to get attention.



According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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