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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.


Thu 22 May 2003, 01:36 PM
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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