Lenn Pryor, the creator of Channel 9, my boss and my friend shared some wise words today in a post entitled The value of a good umbrella and an even better safety net. All I can say is that it's been an honor working on "crazy" projects dreamed up by Lenn and I look forward to many more opportunities to prove naysayers wrong. I also extend my gratitude to the senior leaders at Microsoft who encouraged us to take a chance and protected us from harm's way. Einstein said that if at first it isn't absurd, then it probably isn't a great idea. Congratulations on the success of Channel 9, Lenn.