Tim Finin had just given his ittalks presentation in the Aug 2001 SWWS program at Stanford and he said they'd adopted this slogan to describe getting something done, even if it wasn't clearly the right thing.
The traditional phrase is "the perfect is the enemy of the good" along with "release early, release often".
So get started; if you hit a problem, maybe look around here for solutions. But if you don't find one, consider doing something anyway. Maybe you'll learn something you can then share with the rest of us. Or maybe you'll inspire somebody else who'se stuck.
You're not the only one that made mistakes / But they're the only things that you can truly call your own -- Billy Joel.
For related ideas, see the entries on PPR:WabiSabi wiki.
DanBri's favourite DontWorryBeCrappy milestones:
- 'rdfviz', OK, I've come to terms with fact that I'm not going to have any time to work on this for a couple of weeks, so I'm shipping a part-baked demo to see whether anyone reckons it's worth pouring a bit more effort into. This was a late night Perl scripting hack-job last week, but I'm pleased with what it does, though not how I did it.
- WordNet in RDF/XML 50,000+ RDF class hierarchy], another nasty perl hack' '
- both these suffer from broken URLs, how embarrassing...
Of course, this is a play on the song Don't worry, be happy by Bobby Mcferin.