Matt Mullenweg's Quotes
Biography of Matt Mullenweg
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.Tags: Growing, High, Matter
There are two main methodologies of open source development. There's the Apache model, which is design by committee - great for things like web servers. Then you have the benevolent dictator model. That's what Ubuntu is doing, with Mark Shuttleworth.Tags: Design, Great, Open
Twitter is the ultimate service for the mobile age - its simplification and constraint of the publishing medium to 140 characters is perfectly complementary to a mobile experience. People still need longer stuff, but they see the headline on Twitter or Facebook.Tags: Age, Experience, Service
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.Tags: Done, Great, Successful
When I first got into technology I didn't really understand what open source was. Once I started writing software, I realized how important this would be.Tags: Technology, Understand, Writing
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.Tags: Against, Good, Secret
WordPress.com is the only service of its kind that not only lets you export your data, but gives you an open source package you can run on pretty much any web host out there to run your own instance of the software. So the freedom is really in your hands.Tags: Freedom, Pretty, Service
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?Tags: Why, Work, Working
Akismet started on a $70 dollar-a-month server. Anyone can scrape together $70.Tags: Anyone, Started, Together
I don't care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat - all that matters is their work.Tags: Care, Good, Work
I don't have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.Tags: Small, Sometimes, Work
I was raised Catholic, and I can get incredibly guilty about mistakes.Tags: Catholic, Guilty, Mistakes
If I were to wish for two things, they would be as much bandwidth as possible and ridiculously fast browser engines.Tags: Fast, Possible, Wish
Much of the lifeblood of blogs is search engines - more than half the traffic for most blogs.Tags: Half, Search, Traffic
People might start with LiveJournal or Blogger, but if they get serious, they'll graduate to WordPress. We try to cater to the more powerful users.Tags: Powerful, Serious, Try
We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way.Tags: Best, Focus, Work
WordPress, it's a complex tool; it's like the back of a digital SLR... but that doesn't work on a phone.Tags: Complex, Phone, Work
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.Tags: Inside, Lives, Tragedy
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.Tags: Die, Individual, Smart
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.Tags: Reading, Stuff, Time
Historically, WordPress has been purely focused on the writing side. However, we're thinking about mobile completely differently, and I think there's a big opportunity to take the community of creators that loves WordPress and deliver an audience to the amazing things they're making.Tags: Amazing, Thinking, Writing
I do my best stuff midmorning and superlate at night, from 1 to 5 in the morning. Some people don't need sleep. I actually do need sleep. I just sleep all the time. I'll catch naps in the afternoon, or I'll take a 20-minute snooze in the office - just all the time. Our business is 24 hours. Our guys in Europe come online at midnight.Tags: Best, Morning, Time
I like to read first thing in the morning. I'm addicted to the Kindle. I read a lot of business books, because I feel like I should figure out how to be a real businessman before someone figures out that I'm not one. I really enjoy reading classics as well, which I try to work in once every two months.Tags: Business, Morning, Work
I'm an investor in MakerBot, which is a good example of the 'thingiverse'. The idea of applying collaboration and rapid iteration to things that we interact with and hold in our hands every day is super revolutionary.Tags: Good, Hands, Idea
In my home office, I have two large, 30-inch computer monitors - a Mac and a PC. They share the same mouse and keyboard, so I can type or copy and paste between them. I'll typically do Web stuff on the Mac and e-mail and chat stuff on the PC.Tags: Between, Home, Office
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One of my favorite programs that we didn't make is Rescue Time. It runs in the corner of my computer and tracks how much time I spend on different things. I realized that even though I was doing e-mail only a couple of minutes at a time, it was adding up to a couple of hours a day. So I'm trying to reduce that.Tags: Though, Time, Trying
One thing about open source is that even the failures contribute to the next thing that comes up. Unlike a company that could spend a million dollars in two years and fail and there's nothing really to show for it, if you spend a million dollars on open source, you probably have something amazing that other people can build on.Tags: Amazing, Next, Show
Simperium seems like a genuine utility for our own apps, and for other people as a service. And Simplenote, as a product, I love, and it's just darn handy.Tags: Love, Seems, Service
The biggest challenge for open source is that as it enters the consumer market, as projects like WordPress and Firefox have done, you have to create a user experience that is on par or better than the proprietary alternatives.Tags: Challenge, Done, Experience
The idea of having no responsibilities except general edification seems like such a luxury now. When I had it, all I wanted to do was hack around on the Web. Now the vast majority of my hours are hacking around on the Web.Tags: Idea, Seems, Wanted
The relationship between WordPress and Tumblr has always been pretty friendly: Tumblr's own blog used to be on WP, WordPress.com supports Tumblr as a Publicize option alongside Twitter and Facebook, our Akismet team sends them daily emails of splogs on the service, and there's healthy import and export traffic both ways.Tags: Daily, Friendly, Pretty