Striving for greatness

Thoughts on emerging tech, open source, and life

Fortune cookie fun

I’ve got a big stack of fortunes lying around — I often save ones I like. For a little fun, I’ll try to remember to stick one at the end of every blog entry I make from home, where the fortunes are piled up.

Here’s #1:
“It is impossible to please everybody. Please yourself first.”

There’s an obvious application to the open-source development style here. People fix what they see as problems because they’re directly affected by them. And they don’t try to make things perfect for everyone. They make a choice that makes sense for most people, including themselves.

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Written by Donnie Berkholz

May 1, 2005 at 6:07 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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