“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” - Thomas Watson Senior, Chairman of IBM, 1943.

Now that we have global networks, perhaps Dr. Watson was off by four…or four million.

The future will be made of thousands of small pieces—computers, protocols, programming languages and people—all working together. We need to stop worrying about how to make everyone do the same thing, and instead work on how to connect the (not so) different things that people do together.

posted January 14, 2002 04:31 PM () #


Hmmph, I’m running into the
Tony Collen: “Personally, I think
Tony Collen found our secret
Salon: e.e. cummings reads four
Wow! I’m number three in
“I think there is a
Retrospect for OS X
My new server vorpal shipped
Apple: A special message to
BBC: Wallace and Grommit return
It’s great when code falls

Aaron Swartz (me@aaronsw.com)