how far are willing to go?

Sometimes when I step back from being an xAPI evangelist to survey the landscape, I am reminded that not only can you not make a horse drink, some horses really weren't meant to drink from anything but the trough. If we're sticking with the metaphor, xAPI is for those willing to follow rivers to their sources.

Here's the thing, though: I kind of don't blame the trough horses. There's a wide world of opportunities, risks, and incremental rewards and failures that sit between the stable and the river in the valley. Even fewer horses defy reins and veer toward the source, however sweeter the waters might be there.

For a good many horses the trough is enough. Until they get restless, all we can do is clear a path.