I had been using Instapaper, then started listening to ATP and got Overcast the moment it came out. So when Marco Arment released Peace, I just got it. I barely browse the web on the phone, but I like the guy and think work like his should be supported, even though by all accounts the money may not be something he needs.
But he works despite that. And that is so damn admirable.
Because I don’t know if I could. I’d like to think I could, but I don’t know that I would. I don’t know that I’d keep making stuff if money wasn’t an issue. I don’t know if I could pull an app that was making good money even though my gut instincts were that I didn’t like what was going on.
When I discovered Marco was my age and went to college around the same time I did, for basically the same thing, I kind of freaked out. Where was my life going. Where was I headed? Sure, not everyone gets big, but I hadn’t made my stuff yet. I have released a few games and some software, but they all feel like stepping stones to doing what I really want to do. But I haven’t done them yet.
But when I do? And if something happened that put me in a position to pull them or face the guilt? I don’t know what I’d do.
In a funny slash sad twist of life, the link he gives for getting a refund pops up forty-five items in Ghostery. Yeesh. ↩