Quotes About Software

  • David Heinemeier Hansson on Steve Jobs

    "Real artists ship" was one of Steve Jobs' mottos. You can clearly see that ethos still in present-day Apple. There are no far-future tech demos from things in the R&D lab at Apple keynotes. While their car project is the perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in company history, they aren't deliberately trying to flaunt it. Because a tech demo isn't shipping. And shipping is what counts.

    Hey World - DHH Blog

  • Jason Fried on Jeff Bezos

    [Jeff] said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today. He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.

    Signal v. Noise — The 37signals Blog

    This is from a blog post by Jason Fried describing a time Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and an investor in Jason's company, 37signals, stopped by their office to talk about product strategy with their team. 37signals has built many products over the years, but is most famous for their project management tool, Basecamp. Basecamp was one of the first web-based Software-as-a-Service (aka SaaS) products.

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