[Samba] Directory Server

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Dec 2 18:41:15 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, McKeever Chris wrote:

> >Agreed. do you realise that the success rate for great ideas has not
> >changed much in 30 years of monitoring: It's still 1 in 52.
> >
> >In other words, we should expect 51 failures before we see project that
> >booms. Therefore - no disappointment, next ...  :)
> interesting, I wonder though who proclaims the idea as great, the idea
> originator or those that are observing it.  I would imagine (but I
> probably am wrong) that if an idea is truly great, it would be supported
> and nutured till fruition by the observers, like Samba and other great
> initiatives...if the originator claims it great, it may just be a pipe
> dream with very little real work application

Interesting question. Sometimes it's the hype machine that has an axe to
grind - most of these fail.

It takes a rare form of genius to be like Nikola Tesla, but many die in
poverty like him (despite his exceptional visionary innovation and

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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