I’ve thought of three more since my original post (in September 2009), which implies I’m capable of one decent new idea every four months or so.
- Better late than never.
- Don’t reject a minor improvement because you’re waiting for a hypothetical perfect solution to arrive. (I’ve since learned of the phrase “Don’t let the best be the enemy of the good“.)
- If you love your data, set them free.
- If it needs a help guide, you’ve
probablydefinitely got it wrong.
- If you assume your users are stupid, they won’t disappoint.
- RSS is non-negotiable.
- The ‘net interprets control as damage, and routes around it.
- Do it, then ask people what they think. Not the other way round.
- Show me pictures, or it didn’t happen.
- The answer to “…is Library 2.0 about technology or not?” is “Mu“.
- There’s always going to be more than one way of doing what you want to do. Relax.
- It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Or at least to phrase one so it sounds like the other.
- There’s no such thing as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, only ‘better than the last time’.