We work in a world now where fast isn’t good enough. Where quantity is fairly regularly getting edged out by quality. You shipped twelve just-good-enough things this year? You’re about to get smoked by folks who shipped three of those things thoughtfully and holistically. Where you cut corners on twelve projects to get them out the door, someone else crafted three focused experiences and left themselves little-to-no design or technical debt.
Couldn’t agree more. I’m really tried of the “Fuck it, ship it” mentality in the startup world. Yes, being pragmatic and consistently shipping is extremely important, but it’s not the only value that matters in the equation. As usual with glib startup advice, the reality of things is a lot more nuanced and complicated than the aphorisms lead people to believe.
The whole point is that shipping lets you get higher quality feedback that makes the product better faster. Sure 12 shitty projects are worse, but what about 12 iterations on the one getting traction? And the good news is that the way to get traction is to iterate, it isn’t the other way around.
As if software isn’t creative. As if the work Twitter and Facebook have done don’t promote social justice.
The lack of appreciation for the impact of tech is absurd. Plus I just can’t lament changes in the mission, a street which seems to have few buildings greater than 2 stories. SF should build a real city with a construction boom, and make room for everyone.
You can make a strong argument that Tim Berners-Lee and the dozen people who were involved at various critical stages of the development of the web did more good than all the foreign aid workers and all the liberal military interventions over the past 50 years.
It makes so much sense that someone gaining telekinetic powers would immediately binge on stimulants. Such a good comic. This is Akira for those that don’t recognize it. The manga is really much more depth than the (still awesome) movie.