I was reading Paul’s blog, and a statement by Alan Kay that he had posted really stood out to me. I had to find more about Alan Kay and find the quote. Here is the quote:
Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to doâ€¦ The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do just about anything that doesn’t violate too many of Newton’s Laws!
I got this quote from http://www.smalltalk.org/alankay.html . I guess Alan Kay was the inventor of SmallTalk, the Graphical User Interface that inspired the MacIntosh and all the other great GUI based operating systems.
I think lots of people have some good ideas and visions for the future, but I think that most people (including me) don’t really know how to get the funding needed to make their ideas become a reality.