By contrast, our competitors largely have millions in funding, big teams that do things computers are better at doing, and legacy code that can’t easily handle new features. And they’re owned by venture capitalists and/or private equity firms who are banking on a large exit. There’s a lot of outside pressure on our competitors to squeeze every penny out of artists that they can. I understand. I’ve been there.
Larry Wall, who created the programming language Perl, once said, “When they built The University of California at Irvine they just put the buildings in. They did not put any sidewalks; they just planted grass. The next year, they came back and put the sidewalks where the trails were in the grass.”