Why Jeffrey Zeldman let his Google IO invitation expire

Jeffery Zeldman:

While I should be curious about Google IO and what I will miss if I fail to take advantage of the cumbersome offer, what I’m actually far more curious about is how an organization that can’t write an effective direct marketing email message has managed to become one of the most powerful corporations of the 21st century.

Just hilarious. It is nice however to see Zeldman placing user experience a higher value than utility.