16 : Season 2 – Battle Royale – Jonathan Blow vs Brett Victor

Ready for SEASON TWO?!? It’s a new year, with exciting changes in the works. To kick it off, let’s start with two giants!

They’re at odds. The Indie giant, Jonathan Blow, argues that simpler is better, in almost all cases. Design guru, Brett Victor, argues for sophisticated real-time design tools. This episode digs deep, to find a winner.

  • Check Out My Code! (00:35)
    • What Is An Amateur?
  • Brett Victor vs Jonathan Blow
  • Brett Victor (08:00)
  • Jonathan Blow (13:45)
    • Maximizing Resources
  • Zen Moment (26:10)
    • The winner is – The customer!

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