Good editors build great software.
Jason Fried’s like the Buddha of Web 2.0.
There, I said it.
I am amazed by the logic that comes out of 37Signals. It’s simple. It’s smart. It makes plain sense. It’s not revolutionary, but then again… in a sense it is.
Software should be simple. It shouldn’t force your users to figure out how to use it. It should just work. I’ve often thought about how we might apply this same logic to our own software. I think it’s easy to feel like you have to include this feature and that feature… but when it comes right down to it, your software doesn’t have to be all things to all people. Like JF said, “Great editors build great software.” Trim the fat. Remove the excess. Make your app work. Make it work well. Keep it simple.
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