Creating something remarkable 09:16 on Tuesday
Watching the extraordinary nature of autumn Finland from a plane I got this thought:
There are three
ways to make something remarkable: Showextraordinary skill Showextraordinary effort Executean extraordinary idea
We admire and remark on people who are so skilled they can play extreme renditions of game music on a piano.
We admire the effort put into creating things any one of us could do, but only the crazy and fearless have determination for.
And most importantly, we of course admire a great idea. Many of those ideas are of the “why didn’t I think of that” kind. Like the $1.6 billion YouTube.
Creating something remarkable “on web 2.0″ (somehow quotes fit around it) seems to have been about showing technological prowess (skill), sometimes stressing out the effort (small teams, quick schedules, don’t quit your day job), but most often delivering on only adequate ideas.
Am I right?