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" A typical medical practice is like an old-fashioned business which keeps all of its records on paper. It can probably track down any individual transaction if it needs to, but it's basically helpless when it comes to overall measurements of performance. And that's the big problem. "
" Before I started a company, I was an employee with a bad attitude. I was always felt like, bosses are stupid, and people weren't well treated. "
" Beware angel investors: they can be disruptive. "
" Both VisiCalc and MultiPlan were available when the IBM PC shipped in October 1981. 1-2-3 didn't hit the market until January 1983. "
" Bulletin boards are sort of the garage bands of cyberspace. "
" Computers ought to help people find their own best path through lots of textual information. "
" Diversifying our tech talent pool is an imperative for the tech sector. More diverse engineers and entrepreneurs will bring about a new type of innovation that Silicon Valley has yet to see. "
" E-mail is a victim of its own success. "
" Even though I had the talent, programming just didn't feel right. I never considered it very seriously. Some people get gratification from bending a machine to their will. I didn't. "
" Everyone has a subconscious and automatic preference of this over that. Once you're aware of that, you can take steps to change. "
" Every year we are greeted by a host of new apps that will 'change the way we think' about ordering takeout, 'fundamentally transform' our shoe purchases, or 'revolutionize' the way we edit photos. "
" Failing to continue to support the public higher-ed system in California will have devastating long-term consequences. "
" Few industries have the ability to transform society like tech, yet too few companies are asking the questions or working on the problems that would create meaningful social change. "
" For people who know both New York and the Bay Area, it is a complement to say that Oakland is San Francisco's Brooklyn. It's a complement both to Oakland and to Brooklyn. And, if you look at Brooklyn, Brooklyn is hot; Brooklyn is cool. "
" Fundly is at the dynamic intersection of high-growth technology startups, social entrepreneurship, and the exploding world of social media. Kapor Capital is proud to back this passionate team, their product, and Fundly's impressive customer base. "
" Hackers are seen as shadowy figures with superhuman powers that threaten civilization. "
" Human intelligence is a marvelous, subtle, and poorly understood phenomenon. There is no danger of duplicating it anytime soon. "
" I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project. "
" I believe in having an impact in doing things. "
" I'd always wanted to live in San Francisco, and my circumstances never permitted it. I'm so happy I made the move. "
" I'd been a great angel investor, but professional venture capital was clearly not the right thing for me. "
" I don't think Silicon Valley understands the power of Wikipedia, how it works, or the opportunities it represents. "
" If advertisers want to decorate their ads to increase their conversions by showing what users think, that's a good thing. "
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" If information wants to be free, then that's true everywhere, not just in information technology. "
" If only I'd stayed on the West Coast, I might have made something of myself. "
" If we're not creating an educated and skilled workforce, there is just no conceivable way that were going to be economically competitive. "
" If you can command a lot of attention, that's what is valuable, and many in the commercial ecology would like to have a piece of that attention. "
" If you go back to the '50s and '60s... there was zero tech in S.F. It was all in the Valley... and it crept northward in early 2000s. "
" If you look at the history of other movements, whether Civil Rights or environmental rights, these are all decades-long undertakings. "
" I give Bill Gates an A for vision because, as a business person and a strategist, he's brilliant. His flaw is that his view is not informed by a humanistic or compassionate vision of how to make computers work for people. "
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