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Mike Temporale
11-30-2005, 11:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1008704.html' target='_blank'>http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1008704.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"I humbly submit that Ev is missing the boat in his list by not including a rule on mobility. Number 12 on his list should be “Make it Mobile”. Actually, I think it should be #1, but that’s just me be fanatical. Mobility is where the most opportunities lie for startups over the next few years. The next big success will be mobile, but also a lot of the next little successes will be mobile as well. There’s just so many possibilities right now - around the world and even in the U.S. with mobile penetration rates climbing over 80%. This is the market to focus on."</i><br /><br />What is Russell Beattie talking about? Simply put, he's talking about a list of the <a href="http://evhead.com/2005/11/ten-rules-for-web-startups.asp">top ten rules - plus 1 bonus rule, for web startups</a> posted by Evan Williams, the co-founder and CEO of Blogger. While Evan's list is good, I have to agree with Russell on this one. If you're not focused on how your product/application can be consumed in a mobile environment, then you're missing the boat.