The sad passing of Contour reminded me of an important lesson: it is hard to create.
Reading the pages of comments explaining how Contour needed to build x feature, or y marketing campaign, or z strategy, brought back years of emotions. Remembering the uncountable hours we spent crafting a product we believed in, I couldn’t help but realize just how easy it is to tear something apart.
We live in a unique time period. A time period where innovation appears to be happening by the day, instead of the decade. An outcome that has driven consumers to expect greatness at an even faster rate than we can create it. Leaving many people to falsely wonder, have we stopped innovating?
With computers in our pockets, cameras on our bodies, and cars that can nearly drive themselves, we have come to...