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It's Hard to Make It Easy

I’ve been around the block. In fact, quite a few times. I started doing consumer software in 1984 when the Macintosh was released. I...

A Website for Free SVG Art

There’s a delightful website that offers royalty-free clipart in SVG format. undraw.co (Note that this is the URL, without the www. Why?...

$3B for Flash instead of $10M

Ok, here’s my favorite story from all my years in the software industry. In 1993, I co-founded FutureWave Software with the most...

Bloatware

I understand the desire of software companies to keep producing new revenue from old products. But what this leads to is . . . bloatware....

Marketing Drivel

Sometimes I wonder who these people are that write the marketing copy. Do they really think that we are impressed when they say things...

There Are Too Many "Experts"

There are so many bloggers, who all refer to each other, that it’s crazy. You can spend days and days surfing from one to the next,...

Don't Take Shortcuts

Programmers and designers that work for me hear me say this all the time. And I have the stories to back this up. My favorite comes from...

Benefits of Windows app store

I’ve been surprised lately at how many people are themselves surprised that I think it’s a great thing to be able to sell Silicon Beach...