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Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted - all the things you have in the house, the way industry works.

We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy.

Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they're rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Life is not fair; get used to it.

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.