Dave Winer quotes

  • The easier you make it for people to go, the more likely they are to stay.
    -- Dave Winer

    #People #Design #Easier

  • You get the software you pay for. In every sense. To the nth degree. That's the way the world works.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Degrees #World #Pay

  • The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Fruit #Grows #Labor

  • Art and money are closely related. Try sitting down with a group of artists and ask them what's on their mind. Very quickly the topic shifts to money. And it can be very hard to get them off that subject.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Art #Mind #Trying

  • To create a usable piece of software, you have to fight for every fix, every feature, every little accommodation that will get one more person up the curve. There are no shortcuts. Luck is involved, but you don't win by being lucky, it happens because you fought for every inch.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Fighting #Winning #Curves

  • Advertising will get more and more targeted until it disappears, because perfectly targeted advertising is just information.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Information #Advertising #Disappear

  • Next time, please pay a fair price for the services you depend on. Those have a better chance of surviving the bubbles,
    -- Dave Winer

    #Pay #Next #Chance

  • I looked up 'standard' in the dictionary. There are eleven different definitions.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Different #Definitions #Eleven

  • If you need the approval of the platform vendor to ship an app, then it isn't a platform.
    -- Dave Winer

    #Needs #Ships #Approval

  • We must see what in the Israeli identity - in the Israeli - we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking, expanding territory.

  • People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

  • I have known some quite good people who were unhappy, but never an interested person who was unhappy.

  • There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time

  • No design works unless it embodies ideas that are held common by the people for whom the object is intended.

  • Being who you are is a lot easier than faking it.

  • The thicker the hay; the easier mowed.

  • Generally, I like all islands. There, it is easier to rule.

  • Stupid people do make me lose my temper and most people are stupid, fortunately for me. It's made it easier for me to make a living.

  • I hang out with all the crew on set. It just makes it easier to work. You feel more comfortable around everyone.