How WordPress Used VideoConferencing and IRC to Change the World


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I’ve been reading Scott Berkun’s book The Year Without Pants which details his working life at Wordpress. The book reveals a thought-provoking collection of lore behind Wordpress and in particular, the day-to-day operations of a distributed volunteer team who built a technology that powers about 20% of the internet. Scott embeds insightful gems about daily startup work life into his stories. My favorite so far is this one: “Most people doubt online meetings can work, but they somehow overlook that most in-person meetings don’t work either.

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