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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. “If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
    software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to
    buy.â€
    — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 9, 2010
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  2. In message <>, Crash wrote:

    > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:32:12 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    > <_zealand> wrote:
    >
    >>“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
    >>software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to
    >>buy.â€
    >> — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>

    >
    > A noble aim but if you want to succeed in the software development
    > business you must build software that managers want to buy ...


    There is another way: don’t sell the software.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 9, 2010
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  3. In message <>, starlyte wrote:

    > On Mar 10, 1:06 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    >
    >> In message <>, Crash wrote:
    >>
    >> > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:32:12 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    >> > <_zealand> wrote:

    >>
    >> >>“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
    >> >>software that people want to use instead of software that managers want
    >> >>to buy.â€
    >> >> — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>

    >>
    >> > A noble aim but if you want to succeed in the software development
    >> > business you must build software that managers want to buy ...

    >>
    >> There is another way: don’t sell the software.

    >
    > Not everyone can live off the income from a hobby


    If you’re getting income, how can it be a “hobby�
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 9, 2010
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Murray Symon Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > In message
    > <>,
    > starlyte wrote:
    >
    >> On Mar 10, 1:06 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    >> <_zealand> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In message <>, Crash wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:32:12 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    >>> > <_zealand> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >>“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
    >>> >>software that people want to use instead of software that managers
    >>> >>want to buy.â€
    >>> >> — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>
    >>>
    >>> > A noble aim but if you want to succeed in the software development
    >>> > business you must build software that managers want to buy ...
    >>>
    >>> There is another way: don’t sell the software.

    >>
    >> Not everyone can live off the income from a hobby

    >
    > If you’re getting income, how can it be a “hobby�


    A true hobby ends up being the opposite of "earning income".
    Murray Symon, Mar 10, 2010
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