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Monday, November 12, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Just watched the video demo of Android, it looks good.  Permalink to this paragraph

I downloaded the SDK and have no idea what to do with it. I'm not a Java programmer.  Permalink to this paragraph

I think the guy nailed it up front. I'm not going to be able to really figure out what if anything I can do with this product until I have one in my hands, and that's going to take a while for them to get to. Permalink to this paragraph

Showing me the guts of the development platform first is putting the cart before the horse. I lack the motivation. And any product I work on is going to be coded, at this level, by someone else. Permalink to this paragraph

I appreciate the emails I've been getting from Google people, I want to like your product, and the demo really does look good. Permalink to this paragraph

PS: I've long felt that platform vendors should pay developers, now that I've heard the pitch first-hand, I think I'd like it to be more subtle. How about giving real money to developers based on the number of users they draw to the platform? That might feel a little better.  Permalink to this paragraph

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