I was fired from my job in California in 1991, and while painful at the time, it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened - we ended up in a wonderful community on Whidbey Island, one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
But the firing by the board of Sam Altman, the founder of OpenAI, was the tech equivalent of dropping a nuclear bomb on New York City, with the dropper expecting things to go well.
Altman was the CEO of the company that developed ChatGPT that most of us have dabbled in with awe.
The power struggle was an epic backfire and one of the biggest tech blunders since Steve Jobs was canned at Apple.
Altman and another co-founder, Greg Brockman, immediately joined Microsoft, where they will have $13 billion to work with while leading the Artificial Intelligence charge at the company.
These guys now have even more power to change the world - for good or for bad - depending on how they manage a development that will have more impact on humanity than electricity and fire ever has.