Friday, May 13, 2005

Jeff Barr's Blog ? I Was Really Stupid, and Greedy Too

Jeff Barr's Blog ? I Was Really Stupid, and Greedy Too:
"What have I learned so far? First, be careful about slippery slopes. Once you take on a particular form of advertising, the next one doesn't seem all that bad, but before you know it you are doing things that you wouldn't otherwise do. Second, consider alternatives to the ad-supported business model. Lots of people seemed to think that I could have raised funds in this way. Perhaps, perhaps not. It is clear that trying to create something that's large and self-sustaining requires more attention to the business end than I was capable of giving it. Third, respond, and respond fast when you make a mistake."

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...