Talk:Philippe Kahn

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Birth year is 1952[edit]

See and the discussion on the associated talk page. Mojoworker (talk) 20:02, 26 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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  • If you win you want to win fairly, with class and respect your opponent. Some companies look at everything as something that should be theirs. It can be an invention, market share, or a contract. They don't have an ounce of conscientiousness or compassion. The notion of fairness means nothing to them. The only thing they understand is leverage. There is a better way.

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  • We are less than a decade away from the medical lab the size of a sugar cube.
  • Too many are focused on rewriting the past, invent the future!
    • Comments made in a speech at the computer museum regarding the energy spent in Silicon Valley at managing perception as opposed to creating new technology.[specific citation needed]
  • Invention is the root of innovation. Innovation is the major force for change in the future.
    • Comments made in the Q and A part of a speech at the Silicon Valley computer museum in 2005 regarding the energy spent in Silicon Valley at managing perception as opposed to creating new technology. In response to a question about the power of venture capital and consumer marketing and how it is determining the future of technology.[specific citation needed]
  • Radically simplify the user interface, reinvent it, enough face lifts! You can put as much lipstick on a chicken as you want, it's never going to look good!
  • If I had a choice, I would have wanted to be Debussy or Couperin. I listen and it is magic. I just can't understand how they conceived enchantment. I couldn't so I decided to be a mathematician, the next best thing.
  • Every day I practise my flute. I've been doing it for decades and every day I find something new that inspires me for all the rest that I do in my days.
  • If people would turn their TVs off for half the time, study science and practice an instrument, they'd be virtuosos and have Ph.Ds!
  • We fight for programmer's right!
    • Regarding the Lotus litigation that Kahn won in the Supreme Court. Lotus maintained that the orders of the words in a menu were copyrightable and not just functional. For example "Cut, Copy, Paste" could be copyrighted. Kahn's point was that if it was so, soon all software development and innovation would cease.[specific citation needed]
  • I figured that I wasn't as smart or talented as the other kids around, so I just had to work twice as hard. Surprisingly, results showed quickly. I was hooked!
    • On what it takes to keep on building company after company and innovating, fire-chat with Stewart Alsop, Agenda Conference.[specific citation needed]
  • We focus on building innovation and inventing technology futures and we figure that it will take care of the rest. So far, it's done wonders.