This thing also provides an instant way to write and test content for Google Gadgets, something even more useful than the editor Google provides.
And I think the design is clean, nice, and simple.
<textarea name=foo onkeyup="document.getElementById('preview').innerHTML=this.value;"></textarea>
Hardly rocketscience is it...
Did Aaron bring anything to the merger other than his future effort -- like some code that was ready to drop into reddit?
The "feature-a-day" thing was a clever marketing idea; it did keep me coming back. But where was it going? Where is this going?
A demonstration of what the site does happens in one click.
The editing view is responsive and fun to play with.
The reason it's interesting here is that it was partially made by a well known y-combinator person (who also worked on reddit).
I don't think there are any features on facebook that couldn't be made by your average ycombinator news reader (they might be slow as all hell, but I bet most of us could create working demos of most features).
Nothing fancy. Just extremely well thought out.
Edit: Okay, okay, sheesh, I'm not insulting it. I meant that it had one feature, which was to play music. It did exactly what it needed to do and no more. That's all I'm saying.
Having an extremely narrow focus isn't a bad thing, so to use the statement "it doesn't do much" to suggest that Jottit a bad product seems weak.
Also, sorry for the 'hominem, but it's people like you that turned Reddit into Digg. Keep your fucking language clean, your caps lock off, and your rhetorical questions to yourself, or get out. This is not Slashdot. It's really sad that you act like a total troll since you're an excellent hacker, judging by http://www.matasano.com/log/thomas-ptacek
I know you have more to contribute to News.YC than your ego and your snarky remarks. Try harder.
This argument is about nothing. Jottit doesn't have to be the greatest thing since the iPod. Aaron doesn't need the money and he wanted to do something with his code wizardry. Here we are.
Right now, this is what http://jottit.com/ says:
500 - Internal Server Error
What, no customized error page?
I'm trying to get it down to the absolute minimum of annoying configuration and deployment options. I don't think I'll ever match the masters though: