Re: [dev] Re: mail clients

From: hiro <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:30:04 +0200

On 6/11/13, Andrew Hills <> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:09:10 +0200 hiro <> wrote:
>> Only create software that you would want to use yourself, everything
>> else is a waste of time.
> This is bad advice, perhaps just because, like most snappy mantras,
> it's a gross oversimplification of reality. Some non-developers need
> software, but can't create it themselves. Filling those niches with
> software is not a waste of your time, especially not if writing that
> software provides you with means for sustenance. Your rule applies if
> you're willing to take the next step and empathize with someone--it is
> a good guideline for designing interfaces.

Just because I do indeed have empathy with this stupid planet's
population I'd rather have people stop writing software commonly made
for other people or for another greater good. Nobody needs software to
fuck up their lives that much. If only I had the choice...
Received on Tue Jun 11 2013 - 17:30:04 CEST

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