I just had a PayPal refund from Pinterest for my August Instapaper subscription of $3. On looking at Google News I see that the new owners, Pinterest, have decided to make Instapaper’s premium service level a free service. Nice.

But slightly worrying is that… “Pinterest has planned a strategy to be more than just a place to collect articles with visual content [and] Pinterest has a lot more to offer in the future”. Oh dear, which means some flash-harry Web designer will get his mitts on it and mess around with the layout. I like it just fine as it is, that’s why I was willing to pay for it. I don’t need an all-singing all-dancing ‘Pinter-paper’.

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