If you have a great idea, don’t tell it to a standards body

Another quote from Douglas Crockford’s talk The State and Future of JavaScript:

If you have a great idea, don’t tell it to a standards body. They are the last people in the world who should hear about it. What you should do instead is implement it and show it to the world, and if the world likes it then the world will say yeah, that should be a standard. I’ve seen too many cases where people try to do this in the reverse order, and you don’t want to do it that way. Prove it first, prove the need, and then we should put it in the standard.

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