Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.
The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity.
Entrepreneurship is not only a mindset but a skillset.
I was trying to figure out what to do next, I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools - software people could use every day, particularly to help organize their lives.
That's why it has to be a nonprofit, because a nonprofit is required to take monies it receives and use them for the purposes for which it's chartered by the government. It can't be pocketed.
Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium. I think the whole sector of Foundations, potentially with government support, is promising - more than promising, I think, it's substantial.
I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project.
This is the snobbery of the people on the Mayflower looking down their noses at the people who came over ON THE SECOND BOAT!
[The Internet,] A Superhighway through the Wasteland?
If Microsoft is the new IBM, Google is the new Microsoft - the defining company of the industry.
Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school - this was in the 1960s.
Having information that the other side doesn't have gives VCs an advantage... they take advantage of entrepreneurs who haven't been through this before... they were totally willing to take advantage of us.
Architecture is politics.
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