One person, one keyboard, one website12 Oct 2006
WordPress is about writing on the web. It’s about publishing. It’s not about editing video, it’s not necessarily about content management, it’s not, you know, about building communities of tens of thousands of people. It’s really one person, one keyboard, one website.
– Matt Mullenweg at BlogTalk in Vienna
And he reckons this was with him struggling to stay awake. I didn’t actually think I’d ever end up quoting this guy on my blog, but whatever. It’s a really helpful statement. It’s an uncomfortable statement for me, personally, because I’d love to use WordPress as a CMS for loads of stuff (even though, deep down, I know it would never really scale at all) and WordPress MU for loads more stuff (if it didn’t kinda suck)… but at the same time it’s easier hearing it from the horse’s mouth. There is a certain sense in which this gives an emancipation from product loyalty in certain senses, and another sense in which it gives me a kick to develop/find a decent CMS (framework) from which to launch other things.
I spend half a day looking at forward edges of the avalanch that is the web and want to quit uni and go freelance. (But I’m biased until next Thursday…)