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Wednesday, March 21, 2007


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"if you're able to […] code at home in your underwear, then you're already cool"

I think that depends on the underwear.

How 'bout.... "able to code at home surrounded by a bevy of beauties in THEIR underwear".... ? Now that'd be cool.

I always thought that if you have to tell others how "cool" you are, then you're automatically NOT cool.
Something that really is cool and useful will be noticed as such and you won't have to point it out. Your users will do that for you.

Hm... But users like "cool" software.

Value is not enough to sell app.

Nah, users don't care about 'cool'.
'Cool' wears off too fast and is not cool any more.

For example CoffeCup's HTML editor app (and I suppose all of their apps) use other words instead of 'OK' and 'Cancel' on their dialog. Unsurprisingly, this was not really cool, but can slow you down 1-2 seconds each time you decide to click the buttons since the caption is rather unfamiliar.

Alan, your dreams are bigger than my own :)

Great Posts. Kind of an off topic development question for you... I think it is finally time for me to leave HomeSite behind me (Even though I do love it, and it has been a staple for a LONG time now) and I was wondering what editor are you using these days?


Scott, I'm using TopStyle, of course!

"The way I see it, if you're able to give up the corporate world and code at home in your underwear, then you're already cool."

That's the funniest thing I've heard in a while - classic.

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