- Highlighted by Pete Jelliffe in The Selfish Gene : 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
A drizzly stroll through Carroll Gardens
- Highlighted by Pete Jelliffe in Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf
I signed up for Mailbox on February 8th. On their blog, they claim reservations will get filled exponentially faster as time goes on.
Before you’re approved, when you open the app, they display your place in line. I’ve taken screenshots of my number numbers intermittently for the past few weeks, and plotted the results above.
My place in line is the white line between grey and light blue. It shows a clear LINEAR reservation approval process, not exponential. Their approvals aren’t speeding up at all. #firstworldproblems
Also interesting to note is that the waiting list is shrinking. More people are being approved than are signing up. The hype is dying off.
The grey stripe is people behind me
The light blue is people ahead of me
The dark blue is people that have been approved since I reserved my place in line
The total length to the left is everyone on the reservation list at that point in time.