Embarrassed To Launch (Ugly) First Version? Take A Look At These !

Entrepreneurs often worry about launching ‘that perfect product’ – which is full of features and of course, has a great user experience.

Talk to any failed venture and one thing that they will tell you is that they took too much time to launch the product. How minimum should your MVP be?

What shall you compromise on? The battle is always between beauty (UX/design) and the beast (feature set/use-cases).

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman

Today, we bring you the first version of products and how ugly (and dysfunctional) they looked.

The truth about great products is that they evolve. Continuously.

Then..And Now

What did the original Macintosh look like? Boxy! It looked like the picture on the left. And the new one? A beauty!

 

Mac - then and now!

Mac – then and now!

What did the first commercial cell phone look like? The DynaTAC by Motorola was priced at $3995 and started selling in 1984(left). Nothing like the new Moto G isn’t it?

Motorola - then and now!

Motorola – then and now!

The Ford Model T, 1927, regarded as the first affordable American automobile used to look like this (left), not a bit as pretty as the new Ford Figo!

Ford Model T, 1927, regarded as the first affordable American automobile

Ford Model T, 1927, regarded as the first affordable American automobile

The first flight was a bare bones glider that the Wright brothers put together (some great engineering but no fancy stuff). Nothing like the swanky airplanes we see today.

First Flight ..And Now?

First Flight ..And Now?

One of the earliest television sets?

Television : Even Idiot Box Has Evolved!

Television : Even Idiot Box Has Evolved!

Air conditioner?

 

Air Conditioners : Then and Now :)

Air Conditioners : Then and Now 🙂

Why are we taking you on this trip?

To make a point: Don’t get stuck on perfection, the first version of your product doesn’t have to be pretty (ugly is cool!)

Just launch!

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