Play

During this week’s meetings, Basil Hashem talked about the currently named “Mozilla Prototypes” project, the core idea of which, as I understand it, is to encourage people to play with new ideas in the world of Mozilla technologies.

Where there is play there is fun, creativity, unbounded experimentation, a freedom from judgement, and an ability to take greater risks — and this is often how great ideas are born.

Obviously, I’m pretty excited by the project, although I’m not hugely in love with the current name. “Prototypes” feels restrictive to me, so I’ve taken to calling it “Mutations” (as shaver mentions), riffing on the whole idea of “evolution” and “survival of the fittest”. We’ll see if the name sticks. 🙂

I think the project is going to foster some incredible new ideas and innovation and, more than anything, I think it’s just going to be a whole lot of fun for everyone involved.

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4 thoughts on “Play

  1. we were talking about it while spending Canada Day Eve at the wine bar after our trip back and I suggested the term “SkunkWorks”. Probably too negative a connotation with the smell but on the positive side, it would lend itself to a cute Skunk mascot.

    But Mutations is a cool name and conjures images of DNA and the X-Men.

  2. we were talking about it while spending Canada Day Eve at the wine bar after our trip back and I suggested the term “SkunkWorks”. Probably too negative a connotation with the smell but on the positive side, it would lend itself to a cute Skunk mascot.But Mutations is a cool name and conjures images of DNA and the X-Men.

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