And we didn’t get out a 5.0, and that cost of us everything, it was the biggest mistake ever
This was obviously an emotional issue for Scott, and I think he is right.
Engineer types seldom recognize the incredible risk involved with embarking on a rewrite of an existing, working application. Joel’s point, is that Microsoft is making a similar mistake with their APIs today.
Harry speculates that PHP may be able to pick up some of the market share loss that this type of mistake could lead to.