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" 130 of Automattic's 150 employees work outside of our San Francisco headquarters. Why are so many companies stuck in this factory model of working? "
" Akismet started on a $70 dollar-a-month server. Anyone can scrape together $70. "
" When there's no one you can point to, or when something goes wrong, it's your fault - that level of responsibility and accountability is pretty interesting. "
" Thanks to our friends at the dot-ME Registry, WordPress is able to offer one of the shortest and most effective URLs available today. "
" I'm really good at making software for publishing. "
" Money and salary is not a particularly good motivator in the long term. "
" No matter what I do, I always come home to my blog. "
" For me, it always comes back to the blogger, the author, the designer, the developer. You build software for that core individual person, and then smart organisations adopt it and dumb organisations die. "
" If you were building a real-time game like one of Zynga's games, the WordPress model wouldn't work well for that. "
" I don't care what hours you work. I don't care if you sleep late or if you pick a child up from school in the afternoon. It's all about your output. "
" Occasionally, if I'm in a rut, I find changing location helps. "
" When I travel, which is most of the year, I live in TripIt. "
" In every aspect of life, I consider myself incredibly fortunate. "
" The rise of broadband and growing ubiquity of Internet access excites me the most. The world changes a lot when, no matter where you are - in the middle of a deserted highway or in a bustling city - you can get high speed broadband access. "
" There is no moderator or ombudsman online, and while the transparency of the web usually means that information is self-correcting, we still have to keep in mind the responsibility each of us carries when the power of the press is at our fingertips and in our pockets. "
" Just because someone uses Twitter doesn't mean they shouldn't use WordPress, and vice versa. "
" I learned a ton of things during my time in CNET. "
" As the web becomes more and more of a part of our every day lives, it would be a horrible tragedy if it was locked up inside of companies and proprietary software. "
" It seems like the web, particularly software as a service, provides ample opportunities for you to flourish economically, completely aligned with the broader open source community. "
" In the morning, I have certain aspirations. One of my goals is to avoid looking at the computer or checking e-mail for at least an hour after I wake up. I also try to avoid alarm clocks as much as possible, because it's just nice to wake up without one. "
" From the first time I held an iPhone, the space has evolved quickly, and people have shifted from reading content on their desktops to smartphones and iPads, even long-form stuff. "
" You don't need to know someone personally to be able to discern whether their work is high quality or not. The idea of a meritocracy is that it's what they do, not who they are. "
" Red notification bubbles on any icon, including mail, drive me crazy. "
" The world cannot live on 140 characters alone. "
" The themes in WordPress drive a lot of design trends. It democratizes design... You make a theme, and suddenly it's on hundreds and thousands of sites. "
" The beauty of open-source is that you can pick up right where someone left off and start right there. "
" It turns out that social networks drive a heck of a lot of traffic to blogs. "
" We're not done yet, but two things WordPress has been able to exemplify is that open source can create great user experiences and that it's possible to have a successful commercial entity and a wider free software community living and working in harmony. "
" With Akismet there was an interesting dilemma. Is it for the good of the world Akismet being secret and being more effective against spammers, versus it being open and less effective? It seemed more people would be helped by blocking spam. "
" I used to always prefer to text, and in fact got indignant when people called. This was totally irrational. "
" There's something very real about helping someone one-on-one. "