I’d be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.
When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.
The Internet? We are not interested in it
When you develop software, the people who write the software, the developers are the key group but the testers also play an absolutely critical role. They’re the ones who ah, write thousands and thousands of examples and make sure that it’s going to work on all the different computers and printers and the different amounts of memory or networks that the software’11 be used in. That’s a very hard job.
I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There’s never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again.
I’ve said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time.
With the states release today of a set of clear and consistent academic standards, our nation is one step closer to supporting effective teaching in every classroom, charting a path to college and careers for all students, and developing the tools to help all children stay motivated and engaged in their own education. The more states that adopt these college and career based standards, the closer we will be to sharing innovation across state borders and becoming more competitive as a country.
My dream is that every child has enough food to eat, good medical care, and the chance to go to school and even attend college.
I would counsel people to go to college, because it’s one of the best times in your life in terms of who you meet and develop a broad set of intellectual skills.
Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education.