The images were taken by a small aircraft with a thermal (infrared) camera and are zoomable and searchable by address, given people a pretty graphic view of their requirement for loft insulation.
– Stephen Hawking
On Time? No. On Budget? No. On Spec? Er, No.
The story of Hubble’s own birth reads like a disaster story: 7 years overdue, a billion (or 2) over budget and unable to focus (not good if you’re human, catastrophic if you’re a space telescope). ‘Hubble Headlines’ were some of the earliest negative media coverage I can remember. Now those headlines are gone, replaced by a greatly enhanced understanding of the universe and some truly spectacular images.
Perhaps, instead, you should find new ground to tread.
Hierarchy Vs Territory
If you’re a hierarchical beast you’ll probably feel happier doing what others are already doing, just a little better than they’re already doing it (careful though, those further up might not let you join them if you’re much better).
If you’re a territorial beast you’ll be happiest doing something new, something different, something you.
Are you a hierarchical or territorial animal?
(Image by Hannibal Poenaru on Flickr.)