I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell, They swung the beams and the side walls fell. I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, The kind you’d hire were you to build?” He laughed and said, “Why, no indeed! Just […]
“A master doesn’t retire. A master doesn’t stop. They do it until their dead. It’s a part of them. It’s who you are.”
Where would I like to work? Natural light, easy access to outside, clean air, natural noises only, good view, quiet places to walk, quiet places to talk, quiet places to be alone, standing/walking desk, good internet, big wood table that is empty; full of possibilities.
Most of us maintain a mythical view of how things are made: springing fully formed from the nothingness, a product of genius. I’m beginning to think that this almost never happens. What does happen is a question, then an answer, then more questions, then more answers. Write, rewrite, then rewrite again. Build, then fail, then learn, […]
Microsoft’s recent introduction of Live Mesh is a perfect example of a core difference between Apple and Microsoft. Apple is, at heart, a product company. Microsoft is, at heart, a platform company. Both produce products and platforms, but the way they approach the problem and communicate with developers is decidedly different. With Live Mesh Microsoft […]