Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
With engineering, I view this year’s failure as next year’s opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Don’t take too much comfort in the fact that you’re successful today because tomorrow could bring failure. There’s no surety in life.
It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.