On creating lasting value
Marco Arment wrote a short and interesting post about creating lasting value during his lifetime. It is something we should all aspire to do. With my posts here I try to capture truths which I feel are not beholden to this moment, but can be referenced at any point in time and still be informative and valuable.
Here Marco says it in his own words:
Most of my favorite writing over the last few years was about specific products or technology companies. There’s a place for that, but in one year or three years or thirty years, who’s really going to care about the politics of technology and the nuances of gadgets in 2012? My primary outputs, professionally, are software and writing. This is what I’m contributing to the world. None of the software I write today is likely to still be in use in thirty years, but if I write a truly great and timeless article, that could be valuable to people for much longer.
[hat tip to Ben Pieratt for the quote]