Joel on Software Strategy Letter

Joel on Software Strategy Letter II: Chicken and Egg Problems

“The idea of advertising is to lie without getting caught.

You should be starting to get some ideas about how to break the chicken and egg problem: provide a backwards compatibility mode which either delivers a truckload of chickens, or a truckload of eggs, depending on how you look at it, and sit back and rake in the bucks.”

WINE is the key. Also, the same reason that Perl and Python NEED to be in Mozilla to get onto every desktop. I bet Perl being on almost all UNIX boxes at the dawn of the web made Perl the defacto standard for CGIs.