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This way of writing (like a journalist) is so annoying. I prefer much the scientific style of writing where the main idea is given in the first sentence, and suspense is avoided as much as possible.



The very first thing on the page tells you that it's a personal blog consisting of "online ramblings," so I think it's a trifle unfair to complain about the style.


Cool.

The author chose to write a first person narrative on their personal blog. What you prefer doesn’t really matter, except in so far as you can choose not read the piece.


We're in a comment thread. Disliking the article, with reasons, is a valuable contribution.

Besides... Someone chose to write a comment. What you prefer doesn’t really matter, except in so far as you can choose not read the comment;)


I see what you did there with the missing grammar


The main idea is (literally) given in the first sentence: "The project is still quite healthy and is following the usual hype curve[...]".


Ironically, what you describe is the way journalists used to write before the internet. Nowadays, everyone wants to bore their readers with badly written narratives and nonsensical tangents thinking it's good writing. I hate it too and wish journalists and others would take a journalism class.




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