Sunday, June 30, 2013

Double One aka 11 - el EVEN: if you are not busy being born, you’re busy dying

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.”
― Jules Renard

"On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984." (October 1983)

Thanks to Steve Job and his mac, iMac, iphone, IPad and other apples, Media Dragon has been live since June 2002 ...
"In Internet years, the blog is about a thousand years old"

The new brave virtual world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love! Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
On the success of Bill Gates and Microsoft, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal (Summer 1993)

When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth.
Interview in WIRED magazine (February 1996)

We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.
Triumph of the Nerds (1996)

Ten years ago we launched AdSense to help publishers earn money by placing relevant ads on their websites. I can remember the excitement and anticipation as AdSense went live that first day. Our small team huddled together in a cramped conference room, and right away we saw that publishers were as excited about AdSense as we were. Fast-forward 10 years, and AdSense has become a core part of Google

Woz and I very much liked Bob Dylan's poetry, and we spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of that stuff. This was California. You could get LSD fresh made from Stanford. You could sleep on the beach at night with your girlfriend. California has a sense of experimentation and a sense of openness—openness to new possibilities. interview in Playboy magazine (February 1985)