In light of today’s acquisition news, the two founders of Tumblr have published their own recollections. CEO David Karp enthusiastically closed his press release:
As always, everything that Tumblr is, we owe to this unbelievable community. We won’t let you down.
Marco Arment has written up what amounts to a history of his time at Tumblr:
David has an impeccable sense of what’s best for Tumblr, and he doesn’t need anyone else telling him what’s best for the product. Many people, myself included, have tried to convince him to go different directions, and we’ve been proven wrong every time.
Tumblr is David, and David is Tumblr.