LATER: Mike blogged his comment. Again, my apologies for the misquote!

Some musings in response to Mike's comment on my previous post:

Probably because Flickr grew organically and slowly since they don't have the installed base and marketing clout of Micrsoft. Which means Flickr didn't have millions of users within days which I guess is what Micrsoft expects. Is that about right, Mike? Love to hear about how many customers you planned for, how many you actually get and how you planned and implemented your data center.