Become an Acquired Taste

Seth Godin points out that people usually say “an acquired taste” as if that is something bad. I never thought about this phrase much, but he does have a point here. Indie developers and creators in general should consider to be a pleasure for the introduces few: that thought is in line with getting your first 1000 true fans, and everything the crew at Basecamp (formerly 37 Signals) around Jason Fried preach for years. Retain your individuality. Make something that is indispensible for people instead of making a throwaway mass product.

Examples of consumables that people are fine with becoming acquainted to through experience and testing:

  • Good coffee
  • Dark chocolate, as in 85% and more
  • Green teas
  • Wine

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