My Linked Notes
All this talk of platforms and products reminded me of [[substitutes and complements]]. [[Joel Spolsky]] explains here, that substitutes are replacable products (think beef vs chicken), while complements are products used in tandem, increasing the value of each other (think gas and cars). Substitutes and complements are important because "All else being equal, demand for a product increases when the price of its complement decreases." This simple rule reigns great power, especially tech.
Last Week, I linked to [[Things You Should Never Do, Part 1]] without having added any notes to the page! I updated it this week with notes from the original article by [[Joel Spolsky]]. It's about a fundamental law of programming and the effects it has on code bases everywhere. Check it out: [[Things You Should Never Do, Part 1]]
In this evergreen article, [[Joel Spolsky]] lays out "the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make":
One last thing
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