In the future, please link directly to the paper instead of the blog which links to the paper.
It would be useful to me to know why this was downvoted for incorrect / troll. I find it useful for the actual paper to be linked to, if the author just writes the abstract on the blog. I am aware that the blogger is the author of the paper, but the blog doesn’t seem to add anything.
I didn’t vote on your comments, but I found the blog to serve the purpose of letting folks know that the paper is a draft.
Also, seeing a huge spike on their Google analytics page (which they probably wouldn’t be able to access on an edu hosted pdf) is probably some nice motivation to continue the work.
There were a few talks at RICON West that might be of interest if you’re not intimately familiar with LVars and CRDTs (or perhaps even if you are):
Basho’s Riak is a nice real-world example of CRDT usage outside of academia in general.