An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started.

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We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.

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A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books.

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I think that Microsoft will increasingly feel margin pressure from Linux as well as people saying: well actually the applications that really matter to me are not on my PC. And so they're going to be able to extract less of a monopoly rent, so to speak.

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Apple is in a position they've been in a lot of times before. They're like Moses showing the way to the promised land, but they don't actually go there.

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I think that companies always become complacent, over time. Or most companies, that is.

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We often get blinded by the forms in which content is produced, rather than the job that the content does.

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What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.

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There's not a single business model, and there's not a single type of electronic content. There are really a lot of opportunities and a lot of options and we just have to discover all of them.

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Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.

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