Thursday, 25 May 2017


Slack came out of failed game Glitch. They took the customised communications tool the team used to build the game and created a new stand alone product.


Started as a hardware company. The Pixar Image Computer never sold well, but the people involved had long-held ambitions to make an animated film and eventually Toy Story saved the company.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Flickr - accidental innovation

Flickr was originally a chat room for gamers with photo sharing capability.

The company made a game called Game Neverending, and Flickr was a tool for it. But ultimately the game got shut down and Flickr continued.