The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.

— Douglas Engelbart

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The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.

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In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.

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The key thing about all the world's big problems is that they have to be dealt with collectively. If we don't get collectively smarter, we're doomed.

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It would be wonderful if I can inspire others, who are struggling to realize their dreams, to say 'if this country kid could do it, let me keep slogging away'.

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Boosting mankind's capability for coping with complex, urgent problems

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Sometimes I apologize. It started that way and we never did change it.

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These days, the problem isn't how to innovate;

it's how to get society to adopt the good ideas that already exist.

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The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better.

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Today's environment is beginning to threaten today's organizations, finding them seriously deficient in their nervous system design.... The degree of coordination, perception, rational adaptation, etc., which will appear in the next generation of human organizations will drive our present organizational forms, with their clumsy nervous systems, into extinction.

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