I’m busy writing a blog entry over on AskDaveTaylor.com about how to apply for an OpenID account and am both highly impressed by the project goals and appalled to see that when I use my new Yahoo OpenID to verify my identity on the Livejournal site that I get this error message:
What the heck, guys? When are any of these project teams going to learn that compatibility is more important than slick new features and that one glitch like this will sour users on a technology for years to come?
This highlights a huge challenge for the evolution of software projects: improving features and compatibility while not breaking things.
Clearly, we’re still working on that issue…