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The ever-fresh quality of new economics arise in this 21FEB01 Palo Alto Online profile of Douglas Engelbart; "Computer visionary seeks to boost people's collective ability to confront complex problems coming at a faster pace"
"Dr. Engelbart lays his hope for managing the compute future in the concept of bootstrapping -- derived from the metaphor of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. "As soon as we make headway, we should be able to improve the improvement process. That is, the better I get, the better I get at getting better," Dr. Engelbart says. "It'sccompound interest; it's positive feedback."
"We're going full speed ahead with no headlights," is the way his daughter Christina Engelbart puts it. "To solve the problems of today and the future, organizations need better ways to work together."


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