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At MegaPhone and USER1, as at any startup, we build a lot of prototypes. In fact, arguably everything we build is a prototype. In our early days, we churned through a lot of prototype terminology--everything from "one-off" and "test" to "demo," "study," "duct tape," "simplest thing that works," "minimum viable product," "proof of concept," "hack," "quick fix," and "mock-up". But those terms never gave us the cohesive mental framework we...

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THREE CHEERS FOR MITT: Elizabeth Cuevas-Nuenda, of the Puerto Rican Chamber of Congress, cheered as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned at the Hispanic Leadership Network’s luncheon at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Fla., Friday. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

SET POINT: Andy Murray of Britain celebrated winning the third set during his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Friday. Mr. Djokovic went on to win the match. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

BAD MEDICINE: Lubna mourned over the body of her uncle Chaudhry Mohammad Gulab, a heart patient who died in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday. The government in Pakistan’s Punjab province is scrambling to recall contaminated drugs that have killed more than 100 people in the last month. (Mani Rana/Reuters)

GUNS AND FLAGS: A Syrian soldier who defected to join the Free Syrian Army held up his rifle and waved a Syrian independence flag in the Damascus suburb of Saqba on Friday. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

SOMBER ANNIVERSARY: A white rose was placed on barbed wire at the museum of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz Birkenau on Friday, marking the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

DISCONNECTED: A cargo ship paused in the water on Friday after colliding with and partially collapsing a bridge near Aurora, Ky. The ship was traveling upriver toward the Kentucky Lock and Dam when it hit the steel bridge, which was built in the 1930s and handles about 2,800 vehicles a day. (Tina Carroll/Associated Press)

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