I have this idea for a web application and I think with the right group (*cough* Mike and Colin who are extrememly busy) it could be done in a single weekend. Then I started to think about a lot of the web 2.0 apps out there now and I am starting to think that most of them could be done in a weekend and now I’m curious as to how long it took for these applications to be developed.
Also, why don’t you see more efforts from small groups to just have marathon sessions where they scratch an itch so to speak and pump something out? Hosting is basically free along with domain names so the only investment is time. I know time is a big thing for a lot of people, but if you can’t sacrifice enough hours to build something quickly then you have bigger fish to fry.
What happens if the application is a flop? Just move on and create another one. I’m sure this type of stuff happens all the time, but I never hear about it. Does anyone have any stories about these kinds of things? I think that would be totally awesome and a cool kind of geek rush.
Of course I don’t code or design anymore so I would just be along for the ride on IM continually pressing refresh to see the progress of the project. But I can live with that.