Brent Simmons:

I made the mistake of going to a website today. It’s understandable, of course - everybody does it, from time to time - and I’m sure I’ll forgive myself, eventually.

They’re filled with ads and social-media sharing buttons - and more ads. And Google plus-onesies and Facebook likeys. And also more ads. Plus tweet-this-es. Plus ads. (And, under-the-hood, a whole cruise-ship-full of analytics.)

His points are the main reason I also love Instapaper, Google Reader, and the tiny Reader icon in iOS Safari.