The type of pricing I’m referring to is a product of BigCo thinking. Independent of the quality of the content, the price is dictated primarily by the format. It’s easier to charge a fixed price for all media of a company defined category.
Identify Your Ideal Information Sources
There are people who are directly tied into the net 24/7. These folks live and breathe new content, novel services, and breaking news. They have transformed themselves into an information nexus. If you’re like 99.9% of the rest of the world you don’t have time to be one of these information agents. What I propose is a solution to the information glut you are now suffering from. The answer is intelligent filters, and their only cost is discovering them. Boldly remove the input sources that don’t harmonize with the flavor of data you absolutely need (including me), be they RSS feeds, Twitter accounts, or Facebook friends. The agents you truly synchronize with will: (more…)
The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists generally discover that, with fewer wheels, with fewer principles of motion, than had originally been employed, the same effects may be more easily produced. The first systems, in the same manner, are always the most complex.
1)Because you know less than you think
No matter what you imagine the user needs, you have to go through the difficult process of separating what’s absolutely necessary in the first cut. This minimum viable product opens the doors to user interaction and feedback, and helps identify what service features can come later or never. The product you are putting together is probably something you would like to have (it helps if at least you like your concept ;)). Your imagination and ability to pick up on other’s needs has sent you down the founder’s bunny trail. And if I’m reading things right, the founders path is an incredible place to be. Certainly for those that enjoy discovery, challenge, and excitement.
Software’s Evolution Mimics Natural Competition
Don’t take it too personally the next time a friend, coworker, or customer says your software sucks. You see each time our code is released into the wild, it faces fierce competition in fulfilling the needs of many potential users. Although you (may have) optimized your library for a specific application(s) (homologous to a natural environment), it may not have sufficient fitness to survive in other virtual ecosystems. In addition expectations may be far different than what your software currently provides, either functionally (works like crap) or visually (looks like crap). (more…)