"Flickr was in fact something we came up with that we could build taking advantage of the technical infrastructure we had already created, but which we could finish (and bring to market) sooner.Slacking with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield - Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016
And Slack was just a built-from-scratch version of the jury-rigger and hacked-together system for internal communication we built while working on Glitch.
So, the common thing in both cases was a desperate attempt to find something to salvage from a bunch of wasted work :wink:"
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Slacking with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield - Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016
Excerpt from a wide-ranging interview