Looks like Evernote is having to restrain itself financially. Hopefully, this means they will also focus on their core note-taking product. Like John Gruber said on Daring Fireball:

the interface has always seemed so convoluted, I could never get into it. It looks like the result of a company that is focused on adding features, not focused on creating something well-designed.

He’s right on. They’ve been splitting their attention among too many side projects – besides Evernote, there’s Skitch, Penultimate, and Scanner. Instead of optimizing the core functionality, they added Context and Work Chat. I was paying, but I’ve left. Maybe now they’ll get on track and make something really fantastic.

“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.”

— Francis Bacon

“We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid.”

— John Kerry, US Secretary of State

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My philosophy is basically this. And this is something that I live by. And I always have. And I always will. Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what. No matter … where. Or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or … or where you’ve been … ever. For any reason, whatsoever.
— Mike Hollingshead, aka “SkyMage”

The more college you have, the more likely you are to put food on the table. The less college you have, the more likely you are to put caviar on the table.

— Scott Alan Miller, Technical Fellow at NTG (Spiceworks comment)

> Many there are who, giving their opinion, not as an opinion but as a law, will defend their position by such phrases, as: “Well, if I were president, or governor, I would,——”, and while by the warmth of their argument they prove that they are utterly unable to govern their own temper, they will endeavor to persuade you that they are perfectly competent to take charge of the government of the nation.

—Cecil B. Hartley, [_The Gentlemen’s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness_](https://bookshop.org/books/the-gentleman-s-book-of-etiquette-and-manual-of-politeness/9781843915416)