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Fear of Money | Ilya Lichtenstein
But by refusing to charge for your product, you’re only delaying the inevitable. At some point, you’ll need to confront reality, and the more you delay it, the worse the outcome.
So rip off the band-aid. Get out of beta. Ask for money. Now.
This is why I think App.net is so important. App.net is the cure to fear of money.
It’s an early beta. It’s minimal and incomplete. And it has done over $500,000 in sales in just a few weeks, because the founder got the fear of money out of his system and had the guts to get a product out to market and sell.
People will pay for a beta product, if you make something people want. And the easiest way to see if you’re making something people want is to test if they’re willing to pay for it.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.E. F. Shumacher “Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered”
This is a sublime self-portrait of a mind in motion. In meditation. Each line is a record of momentary intention gradually building like a bird’s nest. I think there’s much to learn from this. - Michael
As the memocircle beta progresses, we’re looking at ways we can refine the main dashboard. Likely improvements will be a “keyhole” into recent activity like post text and file thumbnails. We’d also like to improve the “branding” of each circle using user profile photos and fitted text as seen in the x-box music player UI. The latter might be accomplished using the jQuery TextFill plug-in. It also makes sense to link to circle configuration here as well. - Michael
I’ve got some ideas for refining the memocircle experience and providing better mobile support at the same time. - Michael
Check this out. This design distills interstate routes beautifully. Bummed that Dunmore made the cut but not Scranton. - Michael (via Plan Your Next Road Trip with The Ingenious US Interstates Subway Map)
Before setting out to solve a design problem, it’s helpful to see how other’s before you have solved it, or tried and failed. - Michael