Rich recently posted
about Paul Graham's article Hackers and Painters
. What a great article. I particularly like the quote:
|"So if you can figure out a way to get in a design war with a company big enough that its software is designed by product managers, they'll never be able to keep up with you."|
which basically defines my business model. From @YourCommand to Midas to COEX! Links, I have been in a design war with Lotus and IBM. Honestly, they haven't even come close to winning, because I am more of a poet, and they manage by whim and commitee. I don't say this to be self-satisfied, as much as to acknowledge that this essay helped me understand why this model has worked. Give it a read!
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