For the past few months or so, the indie mobile web game Wordle has taken the world by storm. And so, The New York Times is acquiring this game for “an undisclosed price in the low-seven figures.” This is great for the game’s maker, a newly-minted multi-millionaire. But it’s a nightmare scenario for the game’s millions of fans. Because The New York Times will absolutely ruin this game.
I’ve wanted to write about how terrible The New York Times is for a long time. But in lieu of a pointless rant, I’ll just lay out the facts.