Building a new web technology is a blast – but also incredibly frustrating at times. I’ve come to a conclusion – if email was being invented in this environment it would never have made it because there aren’t enough features.
You have the subject matter experts who think that their opinion should be law. You have the technical experts who are fast to recommend “cool” features or lead you away from difficult features. Then there are the user groups who think every feature that pops into their head is a crime to not have been included.
Because obviously they can’t use the system without that feature…..even though they don’t have that ability today let alone any of the other features.
Everyone really is a critic.
But even with all of that, you get the right team together who can harness that creative discord…..magic.