This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series The Idea Liberation Project

During a planning call for Participedia today, I actually stepped out of character and endorsed the idea of building functionality only if actually needed. As I confessed to my colleagues, I secretly prefer the approach to building as much as cool stuff as possible — an instinct I do my best to resist, since scope and feature creep is one of the most common pitfalls of web development. Mack Hardy, who leads the development team, summarized that sentiment with a single phrase:

“Wouldn’t it be awesome if…”

To which I say: Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a site that invited people to complete the sentence, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if….”? The output might be inspired by twistori, so you’d get a site that looked roughly like this:

set of "wouldn't it be awesome" statements along with text box to add your own

Of course you could do the same kind of thing with a Twitter hashtag. #WouldntItBeAwesomeIf we did that?

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