Posted by cdifazio
on June 12, 2003 at 4:05 PM PDT
All of us have the abiity to contribute to the java community. It is this collective participation that can make it better.
Most of the reaction on the street to people I have talked to about the blogs has been encouraging, but at times I have heard some mixed reaction to the blogs. Things like maybe too little too late ....
I think this is a bold step by Sun and I for one am going to support it. No doubt everyone would have wished it woule have occurred sooner. Regardless of when, it is here now and it is up to us to make the most out of it. It is an opportunity for us to communicate and colloborate to continue to improve the java community.
What choice do you really have? I we don't continue to improve then consider the alternative.
I am reminded of a friend of mine that also coached swimmers who competed in the US National Swimming Championships. Jack Nelson coached in Ft Lauderdale, Florida at the Swimming Hall of Fame Pool. His favorite saying was "If it is to be - it is up to me"
One of the most valuable lessons that I learned was to always try to make the most of what you have. We have an opportunity so lets make it count!