As a frequent visitor of the tech-savvy Web Monday talks in my town, I thought, it would be nice to give a talk myself. But it should have a slightly different approach by looking back at what we can learn from history and how it benefits our work today: We follow role models, search for inspiration, learn from failures as well as successes and ultimately we build our own collection of sources we can resort to. I backed my arguments with stories and examples. If you knew your pop culture references, you would also find the Talking Heads, Samuel Beckett and of course Star Trek, among others, sprincled across the talk. In the end, thecrowdwaspleased an my life has been spared.