The Web 2.0 Show interview Jason 16 Jan 2006

19 comments Latest by Troels Wittrup

Chris and Josh at the Web 2.0 show have posted their interview with me as a 20 meg MP3. The interview runs about 45 minutes. Topics covered include the early days, the team, building products to sell, the “bubble,” feelings about the completely ridiculous beta tag, not taking VC money, not selling the company, our workshops, and some other stuff. I dropped the f-bomb once too, so it’s rated R. I hope you like it.

UPDATE: Duct Tape Marketing just published their podcast interview with me as well. It’s a 20 MB MP3 file. The interview runs about 23 minutes.

19 comments so far (Jump to latest)

Caleb Jaffa 17 Jan 06

The PG-13 rating is allowed one f-bomb. I read an article once about how when PG-13 rating is sought the challenge then becomes to choose who and when gets to use the film’s one f-bomb.

Dad 17 Jan 06

Ridiculous beta tag?

I think its brilliant! But I think that if you have dough enough to bomb a final release before take some experience! Go further!

Excellent interview!

Darrel 17 Jan 06

You can’t give it an R rating unless you do some full frontal nudity.

Rick 17 Jan 06

full frontal?
please don’t!

Noah Winecoff 17 Jan 06

I see nothing wrong with a public beta. To me this means that the service is working for the most part, but could have some unexpected errors here and there. So we as the public beta users are also testing the service. But also not excuse to release crappy apps. Just my 2 cents! =)

Noah Winecoff 17 Jan 06

Oh yeah I like the interview. Thanks for the link!

Joe Martinez 17 Jan 06

Yeah, nice, but where’s campfire? I *neeeed* campfire.

JF 17 Jan 06

Campfire is coming soon. We’re hard at work finishing it up.

Chris 17 Jan 06

If you are having problems getting to the server, we grossly underestimated the power of the 37 Signals readers. Not even the Digg crew pounded the server this hard when we interviewed Keving Rose. Congrats guys! We are coralizing the URL now so response will be better soon. Thanks for listening!

brad 17 Jan 06

I see nothing wrong with a public beta. To me this means that the service is working for the most part, but could have some unexpected errors here and there.

Hmmm, by that definition Windows XP and Mac OSX are public betas, as is pretty much any other operating system, software, or web service on the market today!

Noah Winecoff 17 Jan 06

Good point brad.

Sebastian Grl 17 Jan 06

Listen to all Interviews, and everytime waited for the phrase, “crm-ish, we say crmish, because… blah blah”, would be cool to see what 37s means with crm-ish… ;-)

Mike 17 Jan 06

Most importantly, why was one interview 45 minutes and 20 MBs and the other only 23 minutes but at the same file size? Some bandwidth sensitivity is needed. ;)

Also, I fear I’m going to be let down by Campfire because all of the build-up (the Sideways principle).

Jim Jeffers 17 Jan 06

Hey I’m going to school right now in Arizona where were you at? Tempe, Tuscon, or Flagstaff?

Javier Cabrera(ClearYourMind) 18 Jan 06

_Also, I fear Im going to be let down by Campfire because all of the build-up (the Sideways principle)._

I’m fearing the same thing Mike, I think the whole build-up can make things worst, but anyway… I hope isn’t nothing like writeboard!

I like it… but … ok. Maybe I’m wishing too much (my web-sweet dreams…ohh my..)

JF 18 Jan 06

Build up? We’re not making any promises. We’ve talked about it in a single blog post and in a few interviews. There’s no hype screen, no sign up screen, no promises of anything.

Ville 19 Jan 06

Have you counted how many podcasts or interviews you’ve done? :) Me likes, keep ‘em coming.

Someone should build a JF fan site with links to all of the podcasts in one place. Maybe a nice ajax rating system as well! ;)

JF 19 Jan 06

We’re compiling a list here:
37signals Podcasts on Backpack.

Troels Wittrup 23 Apr 06

I enjoyed your talk at reboot7 in Denmark last year.

I own a small software company and your talk reminded me of the advantages in staying small and agile. Thanks!

Hope to hear you at reboot8!

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