I was telling them about this eBook I'm working on filled with quotes from IT professionals on their careers, and what they find to be exciting today.
One of the IT folk said, "As IT professionals, we don't have the legacy that a bridge builder or steel worker does. No one will ever walk up to a server and say, "My dad deployed VMWARE on this." He went on to say, "It took me a long time to realize that we are enablers of great things."
When I shared this comment with Rob, he started sharing, in the most articulate and inspiring manner how what is created today has the reach, velocity, impact and power that exceeds almost every invention before it. Wow. Imagine that. He brought up Mark Zuckerberg -- and even the guys who invented Farmville. Their ideas -- whether you or I like them, or not -- could be met with total, utter, amazing velocity. It has never been easier to have an idea, get it to market, and have it reach zillions and zillions of humans. Tons of money, and lengthy approval cycles are no longer necessary to get an idea loved by half the world in a virtual nanosecond.
Made me think of that chart of the number of years it took for telephones to reach critical mass, then the number of years to do the same for PCs, Internet Access, Mobile phones, etc. This little YouTube clip shares that momentum and excitement, covering the adoption timing of just his concept:
What an exciting time to be in business ... and in the case of inventors and idea generators everywhere -- what an exciting time to be able to make things happen in a BIG WAY!
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