I Do Not Want to Log in to Your Website theverge.com

Elizabeth Lopatto, the Verge:

One of the major problems with salesbros is that they think “always be closing” is a mantra to live by because they didn’t understand the point of Glengarry Glen Ross, which is that salespeople are nightmares. That’s why there’s always some silly pop-up chat at the bottom of every website now. No, Pamela — if that is your real name — I don’t want live assistance booking my yoga class. You are hogging valuable screen real estate.

Well said.

I feel bad every time I link to anything on Substack, in particular, because I do not think you deserve to be subjected to its desperate email prompt. It is a shame how popular it has become given how irritating it is to read blogs hosted there.