Recurring Revenue Streams
What are we going to do about education?
Every newborn fish can swim. But every newborn Myanmar doesn't read or like Nat Shin Naung/Nawaday right away. Every newborn Singaporean doesn't read or like Water Margins, Han Fei Tzu etc.
Education is an ongoing business for every new generation. A lot like tax-prep software business.
Every new year is a new business.
Little Knowledge and Sophisticated Goals
The title is a phrase from Peter Small's writings.
I could not and did not bother to pronounce English correctly. I ignored phonetics and phonology because I lacked ability. But that has not prevented me ( so far, at least)to do anything I want with English.
Now I want to get big in software business. I cannot do phonology-like coding.
Will that prevent me from expressing my self?
Do I need phonemes /a/ vs /o/ vs /u/ to express my romantic love in sonnets? my patriotic love in dramas? my sense of humor in Seinfeld-like, Keaton-like, Bean-like acts? my observations in Lamb-like, Thurber-like essays?
What You Admire You already Have
Lightning-fast swoops and cloud-splitting soars inspire young eagles ... because they get it, have it already, at least in small measures
Product Development: Sum is More Than the Parts
Are you thirsty?
I have a bottle of H and another bottle of O and a kit with which you can combine that H and that O?
Will you be quenched and satisfied?
Or would you like just a bottle of high quality water at the cheapest price in town from me?
Education is a bit more complex than H2O. Yet many pieces are there, almost free. Who will mix them into A drinkable, usable form? Why not us?
Magic in Software
I read lots of silly stuff and had/have strange role models. One favorite theme : a kid was surrounded by real or rival-witch-created snakes/or some other obstacles. The kid took out a piece of paper, tore it into pieces, threw them onto the ground, OR fanned some leaves on the ground with that paper, and they turned into fierce birds etc , snatched away all those snakes etc. .... Silly? ...
What about Gmail, Hotmail, Filckr, Facebook, Salesforce.com? ....
They all started on a piece of paper, they are still a roll of characters/words and lines. Modern abracadabra, right? ....
My heart sings with software. Software is my heart. I live or die with it. One day, you just whisper into a screen and my Abracadabra will come out to serve you like the Genie of Aladdin's Lamp.
Inciting Google Plus Communities
I want to reinvent Moodle. I want to retain about one-fifth of its features and do it in Django.
The problem is I am weak in coding. Is there anyone who wants to do this as an open source project? I can promise only 2 things :
- It will be better than Moodle
- It will be better than Khan Academy on Google App Engine! Cheers!