Random Thanksgiving Thoughts We all
Random Thanksgiving Thoughts
We all have much to be thankful for. My biggest this year is that I can sit and think with guys like Ludwig about what the next big thing is. Here are a couple of observations, just an outline, I’ll fill in later, but wanted to get thoughts down.
- The miracle of Sourceforge. Open Source drives modular code. You have to think about it from day one. The code is very small (gallery.sourceforge.net) is a 1MB program in total, but the desktop loader is 2.5MB. What do you make of that. Folks should have an internal sourceforge.
- Building great consumer products. It’s about hardware and software integration in consumer products. In personal productivity, it’s about applications and operating system.
- The great pillars of consumer products. For desktop productivity, it was spreadsheets, a narrow, but great need and word processing, a broader more diffuse one. For today’s consumer, I think it is about gaming (like spreadsheets, same deep but narrow at 30% penetration) and photography of all sorts. The ether of the last revolution was email, in this world it is blogging.