Gareth Waymark

Goodbye Wordle

01 February, 22

Category: general

I read in the news this morning that the online word guessing game Wordle has been sold to the New York Times for a seven figure sum.

My initial reaction was ‘oh great, now we’ll have to be bombarded by adverts to get our daily Wordle fix’ but then I thought about it a bit more. I’m pleased that the developer has been remunerated for his idea and efforts. Not enough FOSS developers are but at the same time it is frustrating that a large company has now come along and swallowed it up and most likely will build a big wall around it and fly post it with ads.

#100daystooffload 2022. Post 7/100