Build It For Yourself

Tim Bray:

Everything I’ve done over the years that’s worked out well—software, standards, writing — everything, without exception, was something I did for myself. I’ve done the other thing too: built things based on guesses about what people out there might want or need. Never worked, not once.

Same here. The most successful thing I’ve ever made is Markdown, and the one and only user I had in mind for it was me.

Friday, 24 October 2008