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If it were only Microsoft... Lots of efforts have been launched and
fallen short because of overreaching, impatience, bad timing, and so on.
The most sublime discipline is that required not to act. Sometimes, it
is to act knowing that all of one's effort simply prepared the ground,
or in a sport's metaphor, to punch a ball all the way down the field
only to hand it off for someone else to make a goal knowing full well
that it will be their name in the record books for effort in which they
only prepared for a single motion. Life is full of that. Step back and
enjoy the results or be ready to take the afternext action. One thing
about succeeding: it can freeze one into a maintenance mode instead of
freeing one to innovate on the results. Sometimes the people with the
awards are the very people invention routes around.
Products don't create markets. Necessity does. Bliss emerges from the
dancer but bliss exists before the dance.
> small until just before you launch it but monitor the environment very
> precisely. Listening is everything. Timing is everything else.
That was the error of Microsoft on web, Explorer, and Office and people
choosed other ways, e.g OpenDoc.
That was also the error of w3c and many people is receiving very well
HTML5 and e4x both from outside of the w3c.