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What comes after Roam's renaissance? 2024-05-12T08:51:23.245Z
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Comment by Itay Dreyfus (itay-dreyfus) on What comes after Roam's renaissance? · 2024-05-13T07:10:55.256Z · LW · GW

From my personal perspective, I think Roam brought to attention a different type of software and vibe which were dominated SV type startups.  Through Roam, I've learned about all those fancy-old ideas and concepts. I guess I was coming from a more mainstream corner of the tech scene.

My excitement declined as the hype too, and as you describe, I couldn't understand its real benefits as I didn't have a strong enough reason to use it. 

Coming to Roam a few years later, after starting a publication, has made the difference as I'm less focused on [[double-bracketing]] but just taking notes, gradually and only when I'm feeling like it.

Comment by Itay Dreyfus (itay-dreyfus) on Designing for a single purpose · 2024-05-08T21:50:10.140Z · LW · GW

Oh, I meant for the bloated approach as for the reason why it didn't work out.

Comment by Itay Dreyfus (itay-dreyfus) on Designing for a single purpose · 2024-05-08T21:38:34.548Z · LW · GW

I certainly see this pattern in late-stage startups, and it seems like for Airbnb it didn't work.

Maybe there's an in-between path. I wonder how Dropbox could have evolved if it had remained more loyal to its original root.

Comment by Itay Dreyfus (itay-dreyfus) on Designing for a single purpose · 2024-05-08T21:31:48.058Z · LW · GW

That's interesting, thanks.

Reminds me of small giants, which is a very similar concept: https://museapp.com/podcast/24-small-giants/