inessential by Brent Simmons

The life and drama of a Mac shareware developer

Just a note of support for Jesse Grosjean, who wrote: The life and drama of a Mac shareware developer: “Today is one of the best and worst days of my shareware experience.”

I think he’s doing the right thing, and I want to congratulate him on the release of WriteRoom 2.0 and on marking the hard decision on setting pricing. None of this stuff is easy—and a well-done app with a responsive and responsible developer is easily worth the money.

Jesse didn’t quote Walt Disney, so I’ll do it: “I don’t make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.” If Jesse’s like most Mac developers I know, he feels the same—he wants to make cool apps, and he makes money so he can keep making cool apps.