Thanks again Jason.
One thing that I keep coming away with after reading each chapter is the valuable interplay between yourself and Mike. His sage-like, business savvy is invaluable to your partnership. It seems like every time he makes an appearance in a chapter, I can picture him in a cave on top of a mountain ready to provide indespensible nuggets of wisdom.
You two sound like the perfect partners!
Mike is, by far, the more grounded and focused of the two of us. He's also very set on the right and proper way to do things. I experiment more, and will sway with the market a bit more. So yes, we're a good pair. Mike provides the long-term insight and solid base, and I push for change. Neither of us is right all the time.
And--both of us experiment a lot. As Mike says, "I live out in the boonies. The only things to do are engineer or drink. And I don't drink anymore."
As a "for example," there's a new product we've been developing for a while now, which shall remain nameless. We pretty much decided to kill it, as of today. Why? I started the experiment, I took the initiative and had them built, I played with them for a while--and then I decided that Mike was right, and it's a really dumb category for us to be in. Which he said from the start.
On the other hand, there's another new product that I did on a whim, which, after Mike argued that it didn't really fit into the product line, more discussion resulted in a couple of changes, and it will end up serving as the foundation for a new product category for us.
And on the third hand, there's Mike's secret project he's been working on for a while, which you'll also be seeing soon.
Sorry to be so cloak and dagger, but we really can't talk about what's coming.
And--I'm laughing my ass off at the Yoda reference.
Continue on, you will! Go forward, you must!
Seens you wised up on talking about upcoming products, but still isn't it okay to talk about the product that won't be anyway?
Also, what do you think it would require to trash an HE-500 driver (I succeeded in doing that), maybe you can think of some scenarios (read through the hole asgard/nwavguy thread thingy, so it got me wondering)?