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When your sewer pipe makes you go on a diet

Pinboard founder Maciej Ceglowski announces he’s being kicked off of popular automation service IFTTT:

Imagine if your sewer pipe started demanding that you make major changes in your diet.

Now imagine that it got a lawyer and started asking you to sign things.

You would feel surprised.

This is the position I find myself in today with IFTTT, a form of Internet plumbing that has been connecting peacably to my backend for the past five years, but which has recently started sending scary emails.

If IFTTT sticks with this philosophy, it will rapidly become a lot less useful and interesting as a service.

(Looks like Readability and Last FM are also out at IFTTT.)