Most of the bright people don't work for you - no matter who you are.
We have to encourage the future we want rather than trying to prevent the future we fear.
Given the incredible power of these new technologies, shouldn't we be asking how we can best coexist with them? And if our own extinction is a likely, or even possible, outcome of our technological development, shouldn't we proceed with great caution?
The best way to do research is to make a radical assumption and then assume it's true. For me, I use the assumption that object oriented programming is the way to go.
Take responsibility for the things you build and invent.
Sometimes the easiest way to get something done is to be a little naive about it.
Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
There are always more smart people outside your company than within it.
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
Although humankind inherently "desires to know", if open access to, and unlimited development of, knowledge henceforth puts us all in clear danger of extinction, then common sense demands that we re-examine our reverence for knowledge.
The next step after cheap is free, and after free is disposable.
The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up.
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
You can't solve a problem with the management of technology with more technology.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi. I get really bored.
But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
And once an intelligent robot exists, it is only a small step to a robot species - to an intelligent robot that can make evolved copies of itself.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
I think editors have to come out of a certain kind of community.
Not all smart people work at Sun Microsystems.
The point is that you want to have a system that is responsive.
A bomb is blown up only once—but one bot can become many, and quickly get out of control.
Operating systems are like underwear — nobody really wants to look at them.
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