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A Plausible Future
by noteworthy at 7:58 am EDT, Oct 27, 2010

Jerry Weinberger:

Ignorant people don't think of the evils they endure, while the Americans dream constantly of the goods they do not have.

Ray Ozzie:

Those who can envision a plausible future that's brighter than today will earn the opportunity to lead.

Steve Jobs:

I just couldn't help dropping by.


In our industry, if you can imagine something, you can build it. Certain of our competitors' products and their rapid advancement & refinement of new usage scenarios have been quite noteworthy.

Our early and clear vision notwithstanding, their execution has surpassed our own in mobile experiences, in the seamless fusion of hardware & software & services, and in social networking & myriad new forms of internet-centric social interaction.

Eric Schmidt:

You get a billion people doing something, there's lots of ways to make money. Absolutely, trust me. We'll get lots of money for it.

Michael Osinski:

When you're close to the money, you get the first cut. Oyster farmers eat lots of oysters, don't they?


We don't aspire to be like them. They're good at being like them. We want to be like us.

I don't see them catching up with us in the foreseeable future.

Jeff Bezos's grandfather:

One day you'll understand that it's harder to be kind than clever.

Steve Jobs:

You're looking at it wrong.

An exchange:

Interviewee: We had a master sergeant that could stop the heart of a goat.

Jon Ronson: What? Just by looking at it?

Interviewee: Just by wantin' the goat's heart to stop.

Glen Owen and Rhodri Phillips:

Sony has sparked a major row over animal cruelty and the ethics of the computer industry by using a freshly slaughtered goat to promote a violent video game.


I expected Google Chrome to teleport maybe three, maximum five goats!

What happens instead? About 3*10^6 goats get teleported!

I won't be able to pay for teleportation of such a huge amount of goats!

Josh Harris:

Everything is free, except the video that we capture of you. That we own.


Money for me, databases for you.

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