Strategy Letter VI – Joel on Software
Neither strategy was right. By the time 123 3.0 was shipping, everybody had 80386s with 2M or 4M of RAM. And Symphony had an inadequate spreadsheet, an inadequate word processor, and some other inadequate bits.
â€œThatâ€™s nice, old man,â€ you say. â€œWho gives a fart about some old character mode software?â€
Humor me for a minute, because history is repeating itself, in three different ways, and the smart strategy is to bet on the same results.