To be fair, wasn't the movie talking about dead baseball player ghosts coming? For people to take that example and apply it to other endeavors in life is a bit ridiculous.
But maybe I'm misremembering. Saw it a long time ago. On Sep 11, 2015 4:00 AM, "Chris via Digitalmars-d-announce" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Tuesday, 18 August 2015 at 19:35:02 UTC, Walter Bright wrote: > >> I hate the movie "Field of Dreams" where they push the idiotic idea of >> "Build it and they will come." No, they won't. There's a blizzard of stuff >> competing for their attention out there, why should they invest the time >> looking at your stuff? You need to tell them why! >> > > I've never seen that film but I remember a guy who would use this line > when we were trying to revive a pub that was in dire straits. The truth is > "No, they won't come, unless you have something really good to offer!" > > The line is only true of TV, as they said in Seinfeld > > "Well, why am I watching it? - Because it's on TV." > > Yes, because people sit on their ar*es and consume it passively. But if > you want them to actually do something, it's not enough to just build it. >