Google promised, back in March, that it would be taking Google Reader offline on the 1st of July. For those keeping track, it went offline, here in South Africa, on the morning of July the 2nd. The obvious explanation is that it stopped existing at the stroke of midnight in its home, in California.
Reader, we barely knew thee. Actually, that’s a lie. We knew you intimately. Poring over your interface every morning while sipping on some fresh brew. Taking in the newest headlines as caffeine inspired us to write more. Were you gone before your time? Yes. Despite Google saying that you were not as popular in your old age – a mere 8 years.
Rest in peace, Reader. Yours is a legacy of awesome new web products that you’ve inspired.