Scott Rosenberg’s excellent new book, which was supposed to be a
Soul of a New Machine for the hottest open source startup of the
decade, ends up, in frustration, with Scott cutting the story short
because Chandler 1.0 was just not going to happen any time soon (and
presumably Rosenberg couldn’t run the risk that we wouldn’t be using
books at all by the time it shipped, opting instead to absorb
knowledge by taking a pill).
Still, it’s a great look at one particular type of software project:
the kind that ends up spinning and spinning its wheels without
really going anywhere because the vision was too grand and the
details were a little short.