I’m a bad person. I’m in the Scrybe online calendar beta program and I haven’t given it more than a cursory look, much less an insightful blog post full of juicy details and impressions that would probably generate a ton of traffic for me as everyone is interested in Scrybe after it got hyped by Scoble, Arlington et al.
“We think that both the product and its users will be best served if we exercise a little self discipline right now and stick to our original plan. At this critical stage, a solid approach to engineering the product has to take precedence over gathering users. The important point is to get feedback, analyze it, incorporate some of it, test it and roll it out AND add a few thousand new people to get their fresh perspective. The product will benefit greatly from a few such iterations.”
“Too much growth too fast” kills a lot of startups. You don’t want too many customers to see your product before it is ready for mass consumption. Scrybe’s organic approach of letting a few beta users in through the gate at a time is the correct approach for numerous reasons, one of which is scaling. If you get too big too fast then all of your natural bugs and growing pains become instant bad press.