Interesting read. Medium’s always changing things up, so I wouldn’t say anything is a given. Some stories I’ve published in publications weren’t curated but still got a decent amount of mileage, although the curated stories have “legs” and get more exposure in the long term. Also, I’ve had some back stories suddenly curated. It’s hard to believe Medium would de-emphasize its tech articles, though. I’ve always thought of them as being a big draw here.