» Why Indie Developers Go Insane

Jeff Vogel’s take on the Flappy Bird tragedy is the best I’ve read. This especially resonated with me:

I don’t think this can ever change. (Though less slander from reporters who should know better would be nice, of course.) It’s not about a broken system. It’s about understanding, empathy, and remembering that the work you are shouting about was written by another human. An actual human, with feelings and stuff. And humans can be surprisingly fragile.

Saying that won’t make any difference, of course. Haters gonna’ hate. Trolls gonna’ troll. But it feels nice to remind people occasionally, just the same.

People are what really matter.

David Smith