They were so busy asking “will it scale?” they forgot to ask “does it need to scale?”
@aral ha ha, that happens so often 😂
"Yes nice, but how can it possibly replace [FAMAG monopoly XYZ]?"
Dude, why should it?
@aral it’s the model VCs push for. Scale as fast as possible. Don’t worry about revenue. Eventually we will turn to ads.
@1ll173r47 @aral Wallstreet's obsession with growth over *EVERYTHING ELSE* is so toxic. It makes good, functional businesses corrupt or causes them to falter and stumble when they were otherwise healthy.
How much growth can you expect out of entrenched giants like Microsoft or Apple? Yet they're constantly being pushed and prodded to expand their empires further.
On *some* scale (haha), that's what the internet and computers and all that is about: A piece of code takes about the same amount of work, independent of how many (millions of) computers/people are using it.
The important detail is whether you keep some strings attached to it which make its creator money, which scale in the same way. By now, a large fraction of the web consists of such strings
But actually without them, things can scale even better.
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