Proposal: How Things Work
(IIRC*) I started to follow the How Things Work proposal a bit late, just to get reminded when the public beta would begin.
As I didn't get the mail, I decided to check the site from my browsing history. I was greeted by a notice:
The How Things Work site didn't have enough activity during the beta, and has been closed. […]
Also the statistics that the "End of the beta" stats are compared to are the same as they are for public betas.
What has happened? Was the progress really that worrying?
*) I Can't be 100% sure as I don't see myself in the "recent followers" list, neither the proposal appears in my profile — though when looking at other followers' profiles, the htw-proposal isn't visible there either.