How products are built by companies

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13 Feb 2018 15:14 - +971
Chrome will have increasing need for energy that outpaces the vehicle
13 Feb 2018 14:57 - +398
Found part two! I love this kind of humor honestly.
13 Feb 2018 17:59 - +391
Once tech companies reach a certain size, they cease to be geek havens and are taken over by marketing people and financial bottom-liners. The original goal of creating something cool gives way to the new goal of releasing new versions at regular intervals so everybody will re-buy it, whether there's any real reason or not.
13 Feb 2018 15:39 - +379
Except I feel like Spotify's Android app just gets progressively worse. Lately I've gotten a lot of "you clicked on {artist/album/song}, but I think you wanted to click 'back'" functionality.
13 Feb 2018 15:01 - +85
Haha the windows one is the best.
13 Feb 2018 19:44 - +51
I have grown to dislike the utopian example (spotify) in this analogy. It implies you could aim for your final product to be a car, but instead of spending 5 steps on perfecting a cat - you can build 4 similar products along the way. in the same amount of time! and then just finish off with perfecting the final product in just 1 single step. As if you can 100% transfer the effort from a previous step into the next step. And as if every product along the way has a market. I know this is just intended as a very simple and fun little example, but some people actually use it for real and argue along the lines of; “Why should you spend 5 steps of development on perfecting a car? Let’s build 4 other products along the way and evolve, then you can make the car as the final step. It will not take any extra time.” I‘m all for the MVP approach to building products. But one has to realize that sometimes there is extra work in creating different versions along the way, and it’s not always a fast road to reach your inteded final product.
13 Feb 2018 20:23 - +44
I disagree. The spotify one should be back to front. Since they love removing features.
13 Feb 2018 20:52 - +34
The Spotify build order is all jumbled up. It should be Jumbled-up Motorcycle => Complete Bicycle => Car without top => Car Without Wheels => A Library on top of a Skateboard
13 Feb 2018 16:22 - +34
Excuse me? Its microsoft edge.
13 Feb 2018 20:50 - +16
This could be in an agile manifesto.
13 Feb 2018 21:13 - +13
Does the comic imply that Spotify is complete and not some buggy piece of crap that gets worse with every update?
13 Feb 2018 20:14 - +6
Good old vertical slice vs. horizontal slice vs. infinite monkeys.
13 Feb 2018 20:40 - +6
Could anyone explain the Spotify one?
13 Feb 2018 21:36 - +5
macbook pic is painfully true. I still love macOS even though it's the same since snow leopard. However with the constantly shittering hardware my next computer will be a Linux machine.
13 Feb 2018 20:46 - +5
That's odd I thought Spotify was $$$ + RIAA + WinAmp = :|
13 Feb 2018 21:05 - +4
I disagree with the MacBook one. They just keep getting better imo. The iPhone one is pretty accurate, small incremental updates, but the X was a total game changer.
13 Feb 2018 18:56 - +3
first, yes, I'm fun at parties second > While its net loss of €539.2 million ($568 million) was more than double the €231.8 million ($244 million) it had in the prior year, if you overlook the non-cash charge of €245 million ($258 million) to write down the discount on the €1 billion in notes (due in 2021, because Spotify didn't plan on doing a public offering within one year of that April 2016 financing), the adjusted net loss was €294.2 million ($310 million), according to one analyst. That's a 27.1 percent increase in red ink, to be sure, from 2015's $231.4 million net loss, but not as bad as the non-adjusted loss for 2016 would lead you to believe. [source](
13 Feb 2018 21:02 - +3
To be fair, if you're a making skateboard, iphone's approach is spot on
13 Feb 2018 21:12 - +3
I don’t get it get somebody’s explain?
13 Feb 2018 22:07 - +2
What about Linux?
13 Feb 2018 22:23 - +2
Windows Phone is missing from this version
13 Feb 2018 22:00 - +2
Holy shit Spotify's ui is so bad though. It's still stuck at the scooter stage, no where close to a car.
13 Feb 2018 22:17 - +2
So fucking true
13 Feb 2018 20:37 - +2
I think I found Vista :D
13 Feb 2018 21:00 - +2
What the hell is google reader?
13 Feb 2018 22:26 - +1
the windows one is misleading, the hodge podge of unrefined bullshit that this os is more akin to the internet explorer pic
13 Feb 2018 22:27 - +1
13 Feb 2018 22:11 - +1
Except the last two pictures for Spotify should also be bicycles.
13 Feb 2018 21:56 - +1
ie3 was way better than nn3 tho fite me
13 Feb 2018 22:27 - +1
How about shuffle stops playing songs I never play and skip 100% of the time Spotify D:<
13 Feb 2018 21:52 - +1
It took me about like... 50 secs to understand this joke. But woe, nice one.

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