EP29: Cease and desist with Cody Brown

Imagine this: you build a product that you’re passionate about. To demonstrate it’s capabilities, you create a demo that attracts the attention of the New York Times legal department; who promptly send you a cease and desist letter. That’s exactly what happened to Cody Brown and his team at ScrollKit.

Imagine this: you build a product that you’re passionate about. To demonstrate it’s capabilities, you create a demo that attracts the attention of the New York Times legal department; who promptly send you a cease and desist letter. That’s exactly what happened to Cody Brown and his team at ScrollKit.

Highlights

“Scrollkit is a way to create powerful visual stories on the web.”

“We’re trying to bring what you can do in print, to the web.”

“A kid will intuitively understand what to do when you give them some crayons. But if you slid ‘WordPress’ over to them, they’d probably be confused.”

“Our biggest cost is salaries: we’re paying ourselves low ‘founders’ salaries right now. The only other big cost is Heroku.”

“We used ScrollKit to re-create Snowfall in an hour.”

“Time Magazine loved our replica: they invited us to their corporate headquarters.”

Show notes

ScrollKit
Cody on Twitter
Cody’s post on Medium (over 100k views)
ScrollKit story on Hacker News
Cody’s personal site

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