Usage is like oxygen for ideas. You can never fully anticipate how an audience is going to react to something you’ve created until it’s out there. That means every moment you’re working on something without it being in the public it’s actually dying, deprived of the oxygen of the real world. It’s even worse because development doesn’t happen in a vacuum — if you have a halfway decent idea, you can be sure that there are two or three teams somewhere in the world that independently came up with it and are working on the same thing, or something you haven’t even imagined that disrupts the market you’re working in.
—Matt Mullenweg, referring to Apple’s ability to ship consistently in “1.0 is the Loneliest Number“
“..every moment you’re working on something without it being in the public it’s actually dying…” If you make things that are ultimately going to be used by the public, those are frightening (but true) words.
Just keep shipping.