For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.
There’s no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, ‘The government’s corrupt,’ and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done.
There are websites that any government wants to block. The truth about the Internet is that it’s extremely hard to block anything – extremely hard. You’ll never get perfect blocking.
I think any statement about stock prices is always suspect unless it’s made by Warren Buffett.
Playing bridge is a pretty old fashioned thing in a way that I really like.
A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
I do the dishes every night – other people volunteer, but I like the way I do it.
I think that society has to be careful not to shift all of its resources to the elderly versus the young.
Even with cameras being very cheap, one thing that researchers noticed was that you look really bad in a videoconference image because the lighting is bad and you get shadows and things.
The part of uranium that’s fissile – when you hit it with a neutron, it splits in two – is about 0.7%. The reactors we have today are burning that 0.7%.
Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy.