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Why doesn't the guy just write a python script to mail himself that prompt everyday? Sometimes I think if Paul Graham tripped he would start wondering if there was a start-up aiming to put an end to uneven ground.



Exactly my thought. But further I love when some well off VC (Fred Wilson does this type of thing often) will ask the community for something they could simply pay someone to write that fills 100% the need they have and is tailored toward them specifically with features that they want. Or just hack it together themselves. Much easier generally (for this type of thing) than having to trust and use a product with bells and whistles that may not matter to you.

I mean I get the trying to push a startup in a direction (so they can invest potentially) but somehow I don't think that is what is going on.


PG writing a script to email himself every day doesn't create value for anyone but himself, someone deciding to build a company out of it does.


It could be released as free & open source software. That would be valuable.



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