Shipley on being oneself

June 21, 2008

Wil Shipley said something in his post about finally shipping Delicious Library 2 that struck me:

I’m officially renouncing my phony pimpitude. Honestly, I’m just a geek who stays up late and plays GTA and makes clumsy passes at pretty girls and tries to write software. That’s me.

When I met Wil at WWDC, I found myself conflicted about whether his “I’m an awesome indie developer who drives a Lotus so there” attitude was a necessary consequence of being awesome. He’s kindly resolved my conflict.

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