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  1. Facebook creeps me out.
  2. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.
  3. Partying is not a sane way to spend money, but it’s fun. When we were young, we did not have a lot of money at all, so I thought, ‘If I ever get rich, I’m not going to become one of those boring rich people who doesn’t spend money.’
  4. Infinite power just isn’t very interesting, no matter what game you’re playing. It’s much more fun when you have a limited tool set to use against the odds.
  5. I first wore a hat after seeing a friend wear a hat. It seemed like a neat way to keep snow off my head without having to wear a beanie, so I tried it on for a while. Turns out I started wearing the hat at around the time people took pictures of me and put them online and in newspapers, so it kind of became part of my public image.
  6. I’m a little confused by love.
  7. Gaming goes in trends, and for a bit of a too-long stretch, it focused on huge productions.
  8. Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers.
  9. I used to be really stressed about that: like, how do I follow up on ‘Minecraft,’ because I have this weird expectation to. But after a while, what I realized I enjoy doing is prototyping and playing with ideas.
  10. I don’t have the relationship that I thought I did with my fans. Maybe I did early on when I had a couple thousand fans, but it’s not like us anymore. It’s the idea of Notch and the ‘Minecraft’ community.
  11. I’ve been struggling with why are people so mean online. Not everyone, but some people. You see the mean comments; like, they seem like they’re written in a bigger font size, almost.
  12. The most interesting indie titles always tend to come out of nowhere for me. That’s part of the fun for me.
  13. ‘Minecraft’ is to a large degree about having unique experiences that nobody else has had. The levels are randomly generated, and you can build anything you want to build yourself.
  14. If you build a car, you can only sell it once. If you paint a fence, you only get paid for it once. If you create a piece of software that’s essentially free to reproduce, you can keep getting paid over and over perpetually.
  15. I remember disassembling and putting an old analog alarm clock together. It was a lot of fun figuring out why it still worked with that one spring missing.
  16. I am a romantic person and maybe have this Hollywood perception of love… but then, it’s never really like the movies.
  17. I really wanted to make a dungeon crawler, but this game came out, ‘Legend of Grimrock 2,’ which was, like, the perfect dungeon crawler. It basically destroyed the genre for me, and no way could I make a game that good in that genre.
  18. When you have the kind of success ‘Minecraft’ has brought, you can just choose yourself the way you want to do things.
  19. The first game I actually bought myself with my own money was ‘The Bard’s Tale.’
  20. I feel there is this looming cloud over my life.

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