Digital living will include less and less dependence upon being in a specific place at a specific time, and the transmission of place itself will start to become possible.
Maine has shown the huge value of using a laptop across all of one's studies. Maine's program demonstrates how laptops can serve as a window into the world and a tool with which to think.
Most children in the world go to schools in two shifts, there's a morning shift and an afternoon shift.
We call the concept 'standby bits.
We have to make machines understand what they're doing, or they won't be able to come back and say, 'Why did you do that?
National law has no place in cyberlaw. Where is cyberspace? If you don't like banking laws in the United States, set up your machine on the Grand Cayman Islands. Don't like the copyright laws in the United States? Set up your machine in China. Cyberlaw is global law, which is not going to be easy to
Give One, Get One generated about 100,000 zero-dollar laptops. Somebody else paid for them, but from the recipient's point of view, that's zero.
The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure that each person in your organization is as different as possible from the others. Under these conditions, and only these conditions, will people maintain varied perspectives and demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.
It bothers me when people spoil the market. Nicholas Negrop
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water. Nicholas Negropont
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
Rote learning is a killer for most of us and for some people, it really excludes them.
Programming allows you to think about thinking, and while debugging you learn learning.
In the world of computers and just devices in general, the lifespan, or the shelf life, is relatively short just because technology moves so fast and the costs drop so quickly and the power, whether it's computing power or memory rises very, very quickly.
It's not computer literacy that we should be working on, but sort of human-literacy. Computers have to become human-literate.
You go to developing countries today and you'll find automobiles that you haven't seen since you're childhood and that's because they really are valuable, they're taken care of, they're repaired, and when something breaks, they just don't buy a new one, they actually fix it.
Big companies are looking closer term, and even the most technological companies spend less than 1% of sales on research. Startups have suffered the burst bubble.
Linux is its own worst enemy: it's splintered, it has different distributions, it's too complex to run for most people.
While a significant part of learning certain comes from teaching - but good teaching and by good teachers - a major measure comes from exploration, from reinventing the wheel and finding out for oneself.
When things are digital, they're all 1's and zero's, and so they commingle in ways we didn't anticipate and you could do things that were not like publishing or television, or computers, but were some intersection of those and that got known to be convergence, so between the switching, or trading of
The computer provides the only way to give students a real foundation in 21st-century skills.
Google has a very powerful and new advertising model that, for them, prints money.
But just as elevators have changed the shape of buildings and cars have changed the shape of cities, bits will change the shape of organizations, be they companies, nations, or social structures.
MIT is governed by a second, even higher rule: the inalienable right of academic freedom.
The process of debugging, going an correcting the program and then looking at the behavior, and then correcting it again, and finally iteratively getting it to a working program, is in fact, very close to learning about learning.
One of the basics of a good system of innovation is diversity. In some ways, the stronger the culture (national, institutional, generational, or other), the less likely it is to harbor innovative thinking. Common and deep-seated beliefs, widespread norms, and behavior and performance standards are e
We have been asked directly about this, ... Remember that the military used wind-up radios for years.
Studies have shown that kids take up computers much more easily in the comfort of warm, well-lit rich country living rooms, but also in the slums and remote areas all around the developing world.
I had come to a stage in life where I didn't need to earn an income, I didn't need to earn a reputation, I didn't need fame, I didn't need any of the things you might want in your early career.
And what's really frightening, or interesting, depending on your perspective, is that the change from now will even be faster and bigger than we're expecting.