A quote from Paul Saffo in an article about Transmeta by Chris O’Brien in today’s San Jose Mercury News:

“The most innovative companies rarely succeed,” said Paul Saffo, a director of the Institute for the Future.

“But Silicon Valley is built on the rubble of failure, not on the spires of success. Their intellectual property will get recycled by the valley and continue to move it forward.”

On another tangent, here’s another quote I stumbled across last night:

“The hardest thing in life is to learn which bridge to cross and which to burn.” — Laurence J. Peter