I recently had a conversation where someone was talking about the difference between people vested in their community and those that aren’t. He said that when you walk by and see some trash on the ground, someone vested in their community will stop and pick it up and throw it into the trash, whereas someone else wouldn’t. He pointed out those communities that had a lot of people vested in them tended to be clean and crime free whereas other communities where people didn’t contribute got worse and worse and the people in those communities suffered. The point he was making was that active participation in a community was an enlightened form of self-interest. You invest a little and in doing so, you establish a norm for others who follow your example and step-by-step things get better and better.
Each of you belongs to the Windows community. You can choose to be vested in the community or not. Many of you have already chosen to participate in the community and have made Windows one of the most robust communities out there. I’m particularly excited by the Windows PowerShell Survival Guide, a rich, curated offering of information about Windows Powershell.
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