I’ve mentioned this a couple times on Twitter, but really wanted to point anyone I can to my favorite internet video series, Everything is a Remix. The latest edition ends with this inspiring quote from Henry Ford:
I invented nothing new.
I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed.
So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready, and then it is inevitable.
To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense. -Henry Ford