uninteresting ideas are streamlined improvements to existing processes -a better messaging app, or a better task organization framework, forexample. people can already do these things; you're shaving time offwhat they can do, but it's unclear whether your lifetime spent buildingthe tool is worth the small process improvement you give to others, eventhough that imporvement compounds - and you'll spend so much effortmarketing the tool to convince others to accept a minor processimprovement. ultimately, though, other people will be solving theseproblems.
interesting ideas fundamentally change the way people interact with theworld outside the application or business process or paradigm that theservice operates in. uber changed the way that people navigate cities.airbnb (arguably) changed the way that people travel. acceleratingshipping makes it possible for anyone to pass something off to anyoneelse. businesses can be built on it. ecosystems can be built on it. thisis why craigslist is beautiful. shipping is a platform - it'sinfrastructure - transporting something from A to B. it's a world withfar less ownership - where people can rent things to each other andreturn them by dropping them off at their nearest bodega.
Next step is just collecting data. How fast can we ship across NYC? Howfast do people want to ship? Ideal pace is slower than
UX? either 'fun' -we enjoy giving things to our friends! - or business -most efifcient way to get things from A to B, no questions asked.
tool able to view just a subset of a webpage: i.e. for an article onlyview the text itself, the way the author intended, as the main body,separating it from the rest of the content.
incredibly painful experience onboarding and settuing up react etc.
it does not have to be this way. concretely: what's github? what'svscode? how do i open, view and edit files? what's the differencebetween github, github desktop, vscode, react native? what is nodejs forand what does it let us do?
some pitches from email
these are visible in the \`ideas\` top level folder. i would like abetter way to track them; i'll definitely flesh them out in the wiki,but i really like being able to send email to an address to sketch themout. i would prefer sketching them out on paepr and just sending animage in, but honestly i want this idea period to support whatevermedium is most flexible - i just have to make sure the whole idea isrecorded and written down ads fast as possible.
house showcase super interesting idea; get to know someone's life basedon the house they left behind the house on bluefin, or redfin, road