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Taxes will eventually become a voluntary process, with the possible exception of real estate-the one physical thing that does not move easily and has computable value ... wait until thats all there is left to tax, when the rest of the things we buy and sell come from everywhere, anywhere, and nowhere.
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Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.

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My goal is not selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It's in the education business.

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Everybody agrees that whatever the solutions are to the big problems, they ... can never be without some element of education.

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Cell phones were more popular in Cambodia and Uganda because they didn't have phones. We had phones in this country, and we were very late to the table. They're going to adopt e-books much faster than we do.

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I'd like to describe a sort of life 20 years ago as being a fried egg. There was a yolk and a white and the white was maybe work, and the yolk was life. Today, it's more of an omelet. It's more mixed and it's more interspersed and I think that that's a more interesting state of being and for some people, they'll say well I want the crisp, fried egg approach to life.

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I've spent my whole life worrying about the human-computer interface, so I don't want to suggest that what we have today is even close to acceptable.

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The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure that each person in your organization is as different as possible from the others. Under these conditions, and only these conditions, will people maintain varied perspectives and demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.

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In the world of computers and just devices in general, the lifespan, or the shelf life, is relatively short just because technology moves so fast and the costs drop so quickly and the power, whether it's computing power or memory rises very, very quickly.

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By the year 2020 the largest employer in the developed world will be the self.

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To compare books to computers, I mean, computers are the way to get books. That is the medium for distributing text because it doesn't require paper.

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The change from atoms to bits is irrevocable and unstoppable. Why now? Because the change is also exponential - small differences of yesterday can have suddenly shocking consequences tomorrow.

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Scale will get you strategy.

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Google has a very powerful and new advertising model that, for them, prints money.

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I had come to a stage in life where I didn't need to earn an income, I didn't need to earn a reputation, I didn't need fame, I didn't need any of the things you might want in your early career.

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