Haha. Good catch. Yyyeah. I am not 100% sure I can control that on Medium.com, unfortunately. I just went in and edited one of the NN/g links to see if maybe something got lost in translation when this article cross-posted from its original WordPress blog, but it doesn’t look like it.
If I’m missing an obvious setting, let me know.
I stand by the links-should-open-in-the-same-window-[most-of-the-time] philosophy, even if the medium — lowercase — this post gets read on prevents the choice.
I gueeesss you could say, oh, well, this is the _convention_ in the ecosystem of Medium.com, and if regular Medium-readers expect that then at least it’s consistent — but that leaves a sour taste. I don’t have a very good defense.