By Dave Winer on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM.
When Jerry Garcia died, sixteen years ago, I wrote that when a big tree falls it creates a lot of room for new growth.
So when Steve Jobs died, it created an even larger space, because his existence was much closer in space to my own.
Maybe that's why I now feel entitled to be more bold and daring. Perhaps because there's a deficit of chutzpah in the nearby universe. Reality has become too real. We must fix that!
Chutzpah is a closer approximation to ego in capturing what makes a product driver good or bad. You have to be daring, tempt the gods. You need a certain amount of hubris to think that you can bring something big and new into the world.