Archive for the 'Business' Category

Ten Dollar Apps

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I’m launching an experiment today, possibly permanent, in which the prices of four of my apps will drop to just $9.95 each. Black Ink, FastScripts, FlexTime, and Clarion are all just $9.95 for a single-user license, or $14.95 for a family-pack license. I’ve long held fairly strong opinions about software pricing. I have written extensively […]


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It’s common to observe in retrospect that a popular band, television show, clothing style, or even a country has outlived its popularity. We internet hipsters refer to this as jumping the shark, in homage to the popular American television series “Happy Days.” It’s less common to know when some focus of celebrity is at a […]

The End Of Advertising

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dave Winer writes about the intermingling of of tech and advertising (via Brent Simmons): The tech industry has been absorbed by the ad industry, and vice versa. However, there is, imho, still room for a tech industry that is not merged with the ad industry. I’ll take this a step further: advertising is on the […]

How MarsEdit Was Named

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

For those who don’t know the history, MarsEdit didn’t originate here at Red Sweater. I acquired the software from Newsgator in early 2007 (wow, coming up on 5 years!), and it had been developed originally by Brent Simmons as a feature of NetNewsWire. Brent told me at one point that it was called MarsEdit, because […]