Meh, the problem and it's solution isn't that original so I wouldn't scream ripoff just yet. Also The other site want's you to install an extension. In my personal experience (a while back so don't know current situation) it was a bit buggy, and the offline reading thing didn't work very well.
With this you can have sort of the same (minus offline reading).
I still prefer delicious (tag: toread or towatch) though, have to admit I'm a bit of a fan of the delicious site, so I'm not that objective.
Edit: How do you plan to monetize this service? Or is this more for fun?
True, or to be laid off if you're considered 'too greedy'.
Let's not forget your employers had this great idea and you should be happy to be honoured to contribute to that great idea. After all, you're jut a code monkey.
True, but only at the beginning. I think if you were a great programmer, you would likely build something that made money and you would no longer be poor. This does seem like a chicken-or-the-egg dilemma, though, by not being able to develop something without easy access to docs. Apple Developer Connection is free, however.
Tivo takes software under a free licence, redistibutes it, and takes every step possible you can't do the same thing. We see the same thing with some android handsets. Open source is freedom and creativity, we need to protect that freedom, if not, open source will die. Stallman understands this.
So when you ask for pricing information, you get a call from a account manager, who helps you find what you need and offers a price.
For instance if you need a server to do your email there are a lot of options and solutions to choose from, managed server or exchange mailboxes.
Ofcourse at that moment they'll try to sell you some more, like file hosting, terminal services etc...
It's just not a plan A, B and C with options x y z company.
And I don't want that. I know how to build/manage stuff, so I want to know how much it costs to have a server there. The less they have to do, the better for both of us - the only thing I need them for is to kick the hardware if it has a problem.
You can tell your customer rep that. I'm sure he will oblige.
They just want to talk to you to get everything set up like you want/need it.
How much memory does your server need? Need a backup solution? How bout an apc module? What are the bandwith requirements, do you need multi or single gigabit lines? Like I said, their business works more on a case by case basis instead of select a, b or c and proceed to checkout.
I'm not saying you have to join them, but they're a good, solid serviceprovider.
I'm pretty sure that here on Hacker News there's a pretty even split between Linux and OSX. There's even a pg essay on this phenomenon written a few years back that I'd link for you if I weren't on an iPod touch.