chomsky serious things law
from..when asked at a google function (at 59 min)
do you have something you’d like to ask us…Noam:
why not do some of the serious things
Engelbart labored for most of his life and career to get anyone to think seriously about his ideas, of which the mouse was an essential but low-level component.
the computer and mouse were just the “artifacts” in a system that centered on “humans, using language, artifacts, methodology, and training.”
Like Tim Berners-Lee, Engelbart never sought to own what he contributed to the world’s ability to know. But he was frustrated to the end by the way so many people had adopted, developed, and profited from the digital media he had helped create, while failing to pursue the important tasks he had created them to do.
let’s do it..