But here’s the key: it turned out he wasn’t outraged about my work. His rage was because, in his mind, my work didn’t deserve the attention. Spoiler alert: “deserve” and “attention” are at the heart.

The public internet has failed Kathy Sierra. Is failing all of us. I found this extremely painful to read, and I know that I avoid saying and doing certain things online to avoid becoming a target for these terrible people.