I am the man in the middle writing on the notebook on my knee, never missing an opportunity to record a thought or idea while embroiled in chaos. I think Ev’s clients are anyone who hopes to be heard by people willing to make a worthwhile contribution to the quality of content being created and consumed. I view him as a universal facilitator of conversation in it’s most efficient and widely distributed form.
I have left a lot of private notes, but seeing if someone replies to them is even more difficult than finding those on my own pieces of work.
That said maybe you’re right. I would love the product as it would greatly improve my use of the site. It would enable me to share thoughts and ideas more readily with the authors of certain pieces. As good as Medium is, I am still hesitant to share certain thoughts or ideas in the comment sections. Often I want to extent a thought or idea on the piece the writer has written more privately in order to assist their development of a thought, product or service.
Might be that it’s a problem unique to me!