David Pogue: “Listen up, LG dudes: I’m sorry, but if your primary control system requires seven warnings in your manual, maybe you should reconsider your system.”
Eric Sink: “Everybody knows how powerful word-of-mouth and buzz can be. Lots of ink has been spilled about all the nice things that happen when people are talking about your product. But this is a little bit like explaining the nice things that rich people can buy. It is obvious that good results are good. We don't need to be told that. What we need to know is how to make those good results happen.”
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I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.