On Being and Deliciousness, with Wil Shipley

Jul 2005

In der Tradition des DrunkenBlog ein sehr ausführliches Interview mit Wil Shipley, einem der Gründer der Omni Group, Gründer von Delicious Monster und Cocoa-Code-Insulter. Ein Must-Read für jeden der sich für Apple, Cocoa und Independet Developer interessiert. Viele, viele gute Zitate:

My feeling was (and is): You don’t adopt the mannerisms of big, successful companies when you’re small, because those mannerisms aren’t what made the companies successful.
They’re actually symptoms of what is killing the company, because it’s become too big.

One of the rules of writing algorithms that I’ve recently been sort of toying with is that we (as programmers) spend too much time trying to find provably correct solutions, when what we need to do is write really fast heuristics that fail incredibly gracefully.

The Windows user experience is so much worse than Mac OS X that I can’t imagine anyone thinking it wasn’t worth it to boot back. It’s like saying, “Hey, it’s too much trouble to leave the video arcade and go back to our office and get some work done… let’s just stay here and sit on the sticky chairs, surrounded by 14-year-old skateboarders.”

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Lesenwert auch Wil Shipleys Weblog: Call Me Fishmeal


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