I like this a lot quote a lot because it speaks the truth many people, groups, marketers, “marketing gurus”, nerds, geeks, FLOSS/FOSS projects, fail to understand and refuses to learn:
Quinn Norton wrote:
Meredith Patterson, a senior research scientist at Red Lambda, agrees with Nadim Kobeissi’s approach. “As much as it drives all of us nerds batshit, J. Random internet user spends most if not all of her time in the browser, and generally doesn’t care to install even a separate email client — much less a separate chat client,” she said. “If you don’t go where the users live, you don’t get users. End of story.”
It’s what I’ve been saying time and again, and the very reason why I usually leave FLOSS/FOSS projects – they don’t give a damn as long as they (the nerds *cough* project developers and project ‘elites’ *cough*) can use it.
Read it a gazillion times until you understand what it means. Thank you.