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Subject:FaceBook; was: Re: my bad displays habit From:David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 4 Mar 2010 13:00:42 +0200
I don't know how much market research the folks at Facebook did either.
However, judging from the news on the Internet today, it seems they
should gross upwards of a billion dollars this year.
I wouldn't mind doing what they appear to have done for a similar
result, I must say!
> From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:35:10 +1100
> Subject: Re: my bad displays habit
> On Mar 4, 2010 3:03PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
>> I don't know enough about Facebook or Twitter to know how much market research
>> (if any) they did to determine if their business model was market-viable, I was
>> thinking about a company I used to work with that regularly held project
>> kick-off meetings at which developers' justification for launching something new
>> was "we'll be the first," and "nobody else is doing this," without anybody ever
>> discussing how much it would cost to develop, how many could be sold and whether
>> the reason "nobody was doing this" was that there was no market for it.
> I've also seen engineers decide to add a feature
> without notifying change control or the architects
> because "we were in that section of code anyway
> and thought it would be a cool addition." And they
> were genuinely puzzled when everyone was upset
> with them: "It hardly took us any time at all
> and it works fine."
> -- Janice
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