Josh: It’s interesting because a lot of it for me comes back to Flash. Flash was, in some ways, so far ahead of its time because it really reduced the distance between the idea and the creation of that idea. That was what was really magical about it. You saw these designers being able to explore really rapidly what the end experience for their customers was going to be. That was the magic of it. I’ve got an idea, I’m going to create it, and then in an hour, you’re going to be able to play with it, try it, and give me feedback I can act on and then we’re going to do this all over again. Flash was this capsule of what the design process essentially is.
I can’t publish Dropcam’s revenue, but if you knew what percentage of all of Alphabet’s “other bets” revenue was brought in by the relatively tiny 100-person Dropcam team that Fadell derides, Nest itself would not look good in comparison. So, if Fadell wants to stick by his statement, I challenge him to release full financials (easy prediction: he won’t).