"The U.S. couldnt even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. Theyll be killing each other again in less than a year. Im sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits."
"Security is I would say our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives staying in touch with people being creative - if we dont solve these security problems then people will hold back."
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented didnt they? People feared coal they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance and ignorance leads to fear. But with time people will come to accept their silicon masters."
"I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when youre trying to make money and then go to another meeting where youre giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability you know to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what youre trying to do?"
"Oh I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because theyre not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them."
"I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet playing video games is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV."
"Im sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasnt on our radar screen. We were just making great software."
"Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."
"Im a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that theyre interested in."