“The future is here – it’s just not evenly distributed”

“The future is here – it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson.

When we come up with a good idea.  If we take that idea and prototype and demo it, even when no one cheers you on, remember that they are just not in the same future as  you yet.

If it was a good idea when you first proposed it, then it’s worthwhile to push forward. We should be able to tie the impact of our work to our own pride in the projects we create, the people who benefit directly from our work.  We should not seek the validation of others ‘above’ the food chain.

Published by Tony Tam

Senior Engineer Manager, Engineering Productivity @ Splunk, ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org