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Friday, September 03, 2004

Am I building a business?

It’s hard to describe to people what I'm doing. What’s the goal of all this?

Right now we are in the process selling our house, and of course people in our town always ask me to where I’m moving to. Charlotte, NC I say.

I always know the next question coming, why?

I'm never sure how to answer that question, why am I moving to Charlotte? How to describe what I'm doing in brief conversation, when in truth I'm not even really sure what I'm doing. I've told people several things, I'm moving there because of work (technically true), I'm going there to "do my own thing" (true, but non-descriptive), and then sometimes I tell people I'm starting a business, which isn't true, but it sort of describes the experience I'll be going through.

The real question is, what am I trying to accomplish? I just want to build something, for the experience of building it. That’s really the reason. But it opens such a can of worms, it seems so nonsensical, that it seems wrong to tell people that.

Will you sell it? Probably not, I think I'll probably just end up giving it away.

Just give it away? Why?!?!

Building things is fun. Building useful things is really fun. Building a business is work. I want to have some real fun.

Certainly you thought past what happens once it’s built, right?

Right. I have, and I have some ideas how I’ll make a living. But really the idea is getting my life to a point where I’m building software my way, day in and day out.


Anonymous said...

(BobB): If you can afford it, go for it! Your premises are correct ("building things is fun..."), and if you can't find someone to pay you to build what you want to build the way you want to build it, then you just have to do it anyway.

BTW, I added your blog to our new 3cInterop blogs list (http://www.3cinterop.com)

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