Price explained that the company’s engineers had developed technology that would allow a spacecraft about the size of a mail truck to rendezvous with a near-Earth asteroid, then enter a hummingbird-like mode and “kiss” its surface. The craft’s “beak” would be an unfolding eleven-foot-long mechanism with a cannister on its end, which would kick up material with a little blast of nitrogen. The spacecraft would stow this bounty in a protective capsule, fly back home, and then parachute it to Earth.
Today, Meter has built its own integrations on top of Linear, such as one that auto-generates notes for each software release. But Meter CEO Anil Varanasi noted that they’ve seen other productivity tools “start out really great,” then collapse under their own complexity as they scale up. “How does Linear avoid the same fate?” he asked.