Bye, Bye TextDrive

“As anyone looking for decent support or even useful information over the past few months can attest, the revival of TextDrive has not been a success. What began in mid-2012 as an exciting challenge fuelled by good intentions and lean resources quickly turned into a cleanup project with almost no resources. It is disappointing to report that after a year and a half of uphill battles and unimagined setbacks, after several costly efforts to regroup and find another way, options to keep TextDrive growing have run out, and we will cease operations on the 14th of March, 2014. For those who wish to know, details of what went wrong will be made available once shutdown operations have completed. Sorry to have let you down. Dean”

I’m not surprised to read this, but it is saddening. For what it’s worth, Dean really seems to have tried to put it back together. Boo to Joyent for not keeping up their end of the bargain. I’ll tell anyone who asks to stay away from them; they don’t keep their commitments.