There's a particular analogy I've used from time to time to explain what it feels like to be someone like me, working in a very large corporation. I tell people that it's as if I'm standing next to a large rock with an eye dropper, carefully placing individual drops of water in hopes of eventually seeing the rock move.

Today, the rock moved!

Of course, it helps a lot that a growing number of HP customers have been pushing on this particular rock, including a few burly types who've really put their shoulders into the effort... ;-) But I guess I'd like to think all those little drops over several years helped soften the soil up a bit, making the rock a little easier to move today.