Paul Graham’s Six Principles for Making New things

Shamelessly retooling a brilliant find by Derek.

Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.

When I first laid out these principles explicitly, I noticed something striking: this is practically a recipe for generating a contemptuous initial reaction.

– from Paul Graham

Again, great find Derek. Thanks for the pointer!