All I want for Christmas
Friday, December 25, 2015 by Dave Winer

My goal for 2016: I want to make software that 100,000 people use and love. That's all I want. A nice community that uses my work for theirs. ;-)

I want to release new features in this software every few months. 

I don't really care what the software does, but given my past, it's likely to be about publishing. 

I don't really care that much about money, but it should make me some. I've always felt that's how you keep score. Some people have the wrong idea about me, that I want to give it all away. Not true. In my heart I am a commercial developer. Always have been. 

I want to teach what I know about making software. I've learned a lot knocking my head against the wall over and over. Some things come easy now that used to be impossible. Mostly I've mastered patience, knowing that if I iterate and ponder and iterate some more, the truth will eventually come to me. 

I don't want to be a VC funded developer. I don't want a board of directors. I want to let the software and its users pull me, but mostly my own ideas and dreams. I see software as a performing art. Without users, nothing is happening. 

  • i'm in for $10 a month for your software, where do i pay? happy holidays! free or not i hope to be one of the 100,000 in 2016!

  • I'd like to see you do something more developer-y than publish-y and/or something around Frontier, et al. I love that piece of software.

    • It still works. I use it every day.