Why do the guys behind this stuff continually put on a big, glitzy show and then disappear? […] Well, in my opinion, age. The two most prominent members of the Delicious Generation are Phil Ryu, organizer extraordinaire, and Austin Sarner, the developer of AppZapper, Disco, and Cookbook. They’re both 19 […]. Now, I’ve got nothing against 19-year-old developers. Hell, I’m one of them. But I do know all-too-well the demon that’s plagued me for years: Application-ADD.
I’m not willing to be as nice about Phill Ryu. After hearing his interview on MacBreak Weekly, he’s definitely a douche. All of his projects are baseless hype that don’t produce any positive results for anyone else while he makes a killing.
Software development is not a good industry for the impatient.
When people pay for software, they’re entitled to a working product. In reality, all software has bugs, and it’s never finished. There’s an understanding between users and developers that the software will be updated for a reasonable time in the future to fix those bugs — if it never was, nobody would ever buy software.
Desktop software is a dying breed. The remaining market for it (that can’t be done well with web apps) demands high-quality, polished, maintained software — not one-off fluff apps that don’t give any value to their users.