Perhaps the most egregious error is that Apple’s team relied on quality control by algorithm and not a process partially vetted by informed human analysis.

Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps” by Mark Dobson

The clearest case yet that pure reliance on algorithms will fail with such large scale, real world scenarios.  So instead of Apple testing the quality of its software, that task was placed squarely on the shoulders of its users.

(via marksbirch)

To those who say it can’t be done, get out of the way for those who are doing it.
I’d like to quote this as being said by Jocke, from whom I heard it first. But originally it seems to have been said as “Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it”, James Arthur Baldwin