In a recent blog post, Andreesen Horowitz investor Chris Dixon writes that engineers noodling in their garage are the trendy kids of the business world – what they’re doing on the weekends now, everyone will be doing during the week in ten years.
He explains that disruptive product’s humble origins in dorm rooms and garages are often wrongly viewed an eccentric quirk or coincidence of the tech world. Rather, bootstrap locations are like playgrounds for engineers, where smart people can intuitively create new technologies and ideas with no short-term financial concerns.
As Dixon notes, “businesspeople vote with their dollars, engineers vote with their time.”
Which raises the question: Are you spending your time the right way?