Strange thing these blogs... It's like a loaded gun that can go off on you. In the vastness of cyberspace with the trillions of web pages out there, who would have thought that anyone would find my blog. I have been meaning to blog for a very long time, but this week I finally took the plunge. 2 nights ago I wrote my first blog and didn't tell a soul about it, the next morning it seems everyone has read my blog.
Now I suppose that if I were just an ordinary citizen that this would be no big deal, but here I am a Microsoft Product Manager spouting off (and with no review of what I am saying.) I must be mad!
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So I stirred up the waters a bit with my suggestion about community blocks. I understand the concerns about poor quality that can be found in many community projects. Let me first say IT'S JUST AN IDEA - so chill out a little while I consider it more carefully :-).
- Do I believe that the .NET community could build some very useful functionality into community blocks? Yes I do.
- Do I believe that this will happen all on its own? No I don't.
I think that it will take some kind of structure and guidance to see this happen. Will our team do this? Who knows... I just hope that someone will.