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You can’t have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don’t have an innovative economy…
We are in a situation with the huge stimulus package that’s going to be spent all across this nation and a big financial crisis and…
Steve Jobs was never going to let Flash on any Apple product again like that after in 1997 – he’s got a long memory –…
One of the great pressures we’re facing in journalism now is it’s a lot cheaper to hire thumb suckers and pundits and have talk shows…
In the age of the internet when everybody’s a pundit, we’re still gonna need somebody there to go talk to the colonels, to be on…
I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak…
I think when you’re looking for people to interview, you want to make it fair and honest. You’re not just bringing people on so you…
I think it’s really good that you have great competition among news networks, and for that matter all the networks in general. It’s bringing more…
I think it is valuable and should be valued by its consumers. Charging for content forces discipline on journalists: they must produce things that people…
I don’t think there was enough skepticism because I think most of us kind of believed that Saddam Hussein was building biological, chemical, and perhaps…
Especially right after 9/11. Especially when the war in Afghanistan is going on. There was a real sense that you don’t get that critical of…
But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a…
We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is…
Jobs has within him sort of this conflict, but he doesn’t quite see it as a conflict between being hippie-ish and anti-materialistic but wanting to…
You know, one of these things that happened in the ’60s and ’70s was this confluence of, sort of, a counter-culture with computer culture.
I actually think Bill Gates is conventionally smarter, even though it’s a dumb word, but mental processing power – I’ve watched him use four different…
What Einstein was able to do was – to use a cliche – think out of the box.
I’ve asked Jobs why he didn’t get an operation then and he said, ‘I didn’t want my body to be opened. I didn’t want to…
I’ve always had an abundance of material about the subjects of my biographies.
I wonder now how tough you have to be to get big things done.
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