Oops! I don’t care!
I’ve left a half-finished pre-alpha thingamajig running at http://smarterseating.com for about 6 months now. It’s actually been running in a Clojure REPL in a SSH session since I first started it. That’s a nice testament to how long a Clojure web app can run, but it’s not the point.
It started when a friend wanted to solve this problem for his wife (a school teacher) and I came up with a solution. I thought I’d throw something out there that just worked, and that this would be some kind of magic kick in the entrepreneurial pants, and I would turn it into something that made money. I thought it would be useful for people who need to seat classrooms, wedding receptions, and other things.
But the thing is, I just don’t care. I don’t have any need for it. I don’t think it’s going to make the world a better place. I don’t have intimate domain knowledge here. The market is probably small.
So, yeah. Don’t do that.
I can see two reasons why I would build something I don’t care about:
- Someone is paying me lots of money for it.
- Someone will pay me lots of money for it.
So I’ll be recycling this Linode box for some other projects.