With the release of WordPress 3.3 I was reflecting on how its developers have made my life and the lives of millions of people easier in so many ways, including making money. That same night I was watching an episode of Mythbusters (my kind of reality TV) and they proved that like birds, airplanes can save energy by flying in a “v” formation.
Then the philosophy student in me took over and I began to think about how innovators, large and small, make our lives simpler, richer, and happier. We’re all like the birds who fly in the wakes of others, and those wakes make it easier for us to fly. There’s an old saying that mirrors this idea: on the shoulders of giants.
Let’s take a moment a think about who’s helping us to fly. But don’t just think about it – thank that person if you can, and then go and tell everyone else how helpful they’ve been to you!