“The beauty of software platforms is that you can solve almost any problem by writing more software.” – @cdixon
He’s talking about Bitcoin here. Bitcoin is volatile; Coinbase wrote an instant conversion feature; now it’s not volatile if you don’t want it to be.
Our project at Knotable is sort of this idea — email is broken, it’s hard to stay on the same page, let’s write some software that makes it easy.
On the other hand though, we grapple often with the tremendous dangers in that statement. When you try to solve a product feature problem by adding more buttons and onboarding intros and automatic features… it isn’t so good.