When you create a product that people love, you take on a special kind of responsibility. This is what happens when you don’t take that responsibility seriously:
Mixin was a very cool little tool. Lots of people loved it. And now it’s dead, because its parents didn’t ensure that they gave their little product-baby what it needed to survive.
What a product needs to survive, of course, is cash. And that has to be baked in from the very start; the product-baby must be trained from infancy, as it were. A product’s gotta have what it takes to convince people to turn over their hard-earned money… or it’s going to end badly.
Twinkles in your eye aren’t enough. Coolness & popularity aren’t hard currency — outside of high school. Even being loved isn’t enough.
All those who loved Mixin are now left out in the cold.
RIP Mixin. Sorry you weren’t given a fair shake at life.Tweet