predicting the future
Jarvis, Robert P. (Contingent)
Jarvisb at timken.com
Thu Oct 26 12:03:36 UTC 2000
I just posted this quote as a comment on the ApacheToday article.
ApacheToday comments are moderated so it'll probably be a while before it
Compuware @ Timken
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter William Lount [mailto:peter at smalltalk.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 5:35 PM
> To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu; kreichard at internet.com
> Subject: Re: predicting the future
> The Full Alan Kay Quote
> "Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do... The best way to
> predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with
> funding can do just about anything that doesn't violate too many of
> Newton's Laws!"
> - Alan Kay in 1971,
> I spoke with Alan Kay about this a while back and
> http://www.smalltalk.org/alankay.html contains the full Alan
> Kay quote and
> a few of Alan's comments on it. Douglas Adams
> must have been quoting Alan without mentioning Alan's name.
> The author of
> the article must not have known that Douglas was quoting Alan.
> All the best,
> peter at smalltalk.org
> From: montgomery f. tidwell <mtidwell at practicalmatters.com>
> To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
> Subject: predicting the future
> Date: October 25, 2000 1:44 PM
> > Rallying the faithful at ApacheCon Europe last night,
> Douglas Adams --
> > legendary author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- told an
> > audience of 300 that the best way to predict the future is to invent
> Hey! did i miss something?? i thought that that quote was made by
> Alan Kay??
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