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Steve Jobs’ just-released comments from 1994 about legacy and personal computers reminded me of Smokey Robinson’s conversation with Dave Marsh at SXSW 2010:
It’s sort of like sediment of rocks. You’re building up a mountain, and you get to contribute your little layer of sedimentary rock to make the mountain that much higher, but no one on the surface will, unless they have X-ray vision, will see your sediment. They’ll stand on it. It will be appreciated by that rare geologist, but, no it’s not like the Renaissance at all. It’s very different.
Don’t take yourself too seriously… Don’t kid yourself.
If that’s your goal, and you reach it, in any form or fashion, be thankful. Be thankful. Know that you are blessed. If you get a break, use it, and count your blessings.
You didn’t start this, and you are not going to finish it.
I am grateful to each of you — to those adding their layer of rock and also to the rare geologists among us who help us see.
Austin is a wonderful place. We didn’t start this, and we won’t finish it, so let’s do what we can, and always be thankful.