Very cool post on the hand drawn beginnings of some of the web’s favorite services. This particular picture was that of Jack Dorsey’s concept for a service called Stat.us, which later became twttr and is now Twitter. There’s something powerful about beginning a project or capturing an idea by putting pen to paper.
There are plenty of other sketches to explore here.
Thanks to newly-appointed Twitter Board member (and recent investor) Bijan Sibet for posting this. Sketching out a new idea is one of the most important tasks in the evolutuion of an idea into a model and ultimately into a startup. A clear outline is a lauchpad for discussion and feedback which can quite literally bring a team on the same page very early on. For all the new collaborative tools we have out there, a good sheet of note paper is still priceless. Check out this early sketch of Vimeo's profile page by Sockyung ‘Sox’ Hong.