Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I just got qwned by Google. Base is almost exactly what I have been working on for the last few weeks with a few buddies.
In fact, I just talked to a VC here who told me the idea sucked (oh, the irony).
Goddammnit, I hate it when this happens.
I guess it goes to show how cheap and obvious so many of these ideas are. Maybe there's a market for another photo-sharing service!?
Better sooner than later. I know folks who have quit their jobs and were one 1 year in to working on their startups and then were pw0nz0red by Evil Empire South...
Surely this is good news for you. Shows validity in the idea. No?
Whatever happened to the noble strategy of "fast follower"?
It's common in the early stages of a project to see competitors everywhere... see for example Paul Graham's comments on this phenomenon about midway through his writeup about the Y!C Summer program ( http://www.paulgraham.com/sfp.html ).
Don't use your imagination to convince yourself 'Google Base' (or any other rumored spectre) is a better version of what you want to do.