Subject: Re: Design patterns for Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 01:13:01 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bijan Parsia
| In the oft-quote phrase from Alan Kay, "The best way to predict the
| future is to invent it."
| There is, of course, the lesser known phrase from Bill Gates(*), "The
| best way to invent the future is to co-opt/buy/steal it."

  I thought Bill Gates' take on it was "the best way to predict the future
  is to reinvent it".

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.