Getting over the shoulder of the S curve
May 28, 2018 10:12 PM   Subscribe

Invisible Asymptotes is an essay from Eugene Wei about finding and overcoming the limits to a system's growth, using Amazon and popular social networks as examples.
posted by Jpfed (2 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
This was interesting, thanks for posting this. One thought I had was that Amazon builds excellent, innovative, and deep back end infrastructure, rather than just services. The back end is flexible and scalable and can be re-purposed and re-applied to as-yet-unknown needs. It would have been interesting to compare Amazon with Google, rather than just single function social media apps.
posted by carter at 4:29 AM on May 29, 2018


Maybe we should be encouraging text-based social media to teach reading. It would do good and probably increase their audiences.
posted by Nancy Lebovitz at 7:50 AM on May 29, 2018 [1 favorite]


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