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Discussion on: So you have ideas but lack the knowledge to build them? Just f*ing write it down.

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It's even a good idea if you do know how to implement it.
Not everything that you can program is worth doing.
It's best to gauge whether the thing that you are writing is interesting someone else before you spend all that time coding.

So how do you know whether that could become interesting?

Tom Preston Werner who founded GitHub has a simple answer:

write its README first

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I'm glad I'm heading towards that direction. From this post I can figure it's somewhat like making a movie - you first write your script. The final cut will be a lot different from the original script, but the script is 1. the first thing executive producers will see to decide if the movie is worth the money or not; 2. directions for the whole crew know where to go. Thanks for sharing!