One of my favorite writers on the topic of software development discusses one of my favorite pieces of software with its author. Here’s Allan Odgaard on the future of TextMate as a product:

So one option is to hire programmers and basically build a company. Is this something I want to do? Maybe, but running a company requires a steady cash flow. Hiring good programmers can be difficult, and hiring a bad programmer can turn out to be worse than not hire anyone at all, but you will rarely know in advance.

Ain’t that the truth.