Interesting article in Saturday’s Times about a sort of boot camp for start-up tech companies called Y Combinator. The name is some sort of in joke only understood by techy nerds. It sounds ghastly, lots of white skinned young men (very few women) spending every waking hour in front of their computers developing whizzy new ideas that they hope will be funded by obscenely rich men who are trying to get even richer, and which they can then sell on for vast profits so they never have to work again. Does that sound like a rant from someone who is basically rather jealous?
But my point here is that the article says if you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product you are moving too slowly. You have to get on with it even if it isn’t perfect.
Every time I get a few minutes I look at my planned new website Going Strong (most unlikely to make me a millionaire) and think it looks terrible. However the message I have heard is I must just launch it. So I will. Watch this space.