A hundred million miracles

While I've been writing about IBM and Microsoft, about the the biggest trees in the open source forest, thousands of little shoots have been growing, ignored.

Myoshi Umeki
This post is something of an apology. And an explanation of the picture at right.

While I've been writing about IBM and Microsoft, about the the biggest trees in the open source forest, thousands of little shoots have been growing, ignored.

I also got a note from the CEO of Continuent complaining that even larger vendors like mySQL, JBOSS and EnterpriseDB are no longer getting the news coverage they once were.

"MySQL used to have any given time between 600-800 'news items' in Google News and lately they have been hovering between 200-300," Eero Teerikorpi writes.

He's right. All these stories deserve more attention. As any market grows larger, it gets harder to be heard. Yet these companies still make a sound. A glorious sound.

As the late Oscar winner Miyoshi Umeki (above) sang in Flower Drum Song nearly 50 years ago, "a hundred million miracles are happening everyday." She passed away just a few weeks ago, and you probably didn't know.

Don't let the big trees obscure your view of how the forest is growing.

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