Just saw this piece on Techcrunch regarding the relative stability of del.icio.us, and it raises an interesting question:
Does every product or service always have to “grow” in order to be considered successful? And why?
I think it may be primarily an influence of the stock market investment model that drives a lot of tech companies, but is that the only way to measure things?
Del.icio.us is a good example of a service that has always done what it does well, and (unless I’m missing something) is still just as useful today as it was when it came out. The drive to “improve” by adding features just for the sake of showing progress is not always wise, especially for a simple system with a clearly defined scope like this one.
There has been a lot of talk about the 2.0 version, but I’ve never really read any of it, or cared about the delays, because the current version works just fine for me.