Nice piece here in USA Today on flickr — Flickr of idea on a gaming project led to photo website. The best part is that flickr was born while the team was working on something else — which is how many great ideas have come to light throughout history. “Had we sat down and said, ‘Let’s start a photo application,’ we would have failed,” [Caterina ] Fake [told USA Today]. “We would have done all this research and done all the wrong things.”
I’ve spent an enormous amount of time on flickr, and I’ve loved every minute. Not a second has been wasted. It’s a fantastic application. Thanks, flickr founders, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake!