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re: What do you do if you're in the middle of a project and you realize it already exists in the world? VIEW POST

re: Exactly this. Do it better along one dimension: easier to use more fun more powerful for a specific type of person etc.

Good point!

I usually follow this rules:

  • Do I feel like I can do something better in any of those dimensions regarding to the time I plan to allocate to it?
  • Am I really close to achieving something that can teach me a lot / would clarify something I never understood / anything in that spectrum

If one of those rules is met, then I'd continue working on it, even if I drop it later.

If others (by contributing/publishing) or me (by learning) have earned anything, it was not vain.

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