A weird thing happened, though. Based on the tweets I read, for a lot of folks the takeaway of that article was, “Less is more when it comes to mobile.” And that’s not the point I was trying to make at all.
When I built JetPack last year, I used WordPress to handle the user and content management so I could focus on building a great experience. Right now, I’m working on another app – a scavenger hunt for new hires – and I’m using WordPress again.
Rocky Point was the place to go when I was a kid. Created by Captain William Winslow in the 1840s on the coast of Rhode Island, Rocky Point eventually grew into a thriving amusement park and food hall.
I can remember taking boat rides there as a kid just for the chowder and clam cakes.
You Must Be This Tall, by director David Bettencourt, is the award-winning story of Rocky Point as told by the people who were there. Something I learned: the first phone call by a president was made from Rocky Point by Rutherford Hayes.
Sadly, Rocky Point closed its doors in 1995 after years of financial mismanagement by its shareholders (source: Wikpedia). The rides were auctioned off, some of them finding homes in other parks, and the park fell into disrepair.
The land was originally planned to be turned into condos, but I just learned that it has instead been turned back into a state park. Sadly, the decaying park still stands, fenced off from the public.