I was very intensely concerned with all kinds of new media.
So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.
Project Xanadu is essentially my trademark. It was originally, and has returned to my arms as that.
Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.
In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
So, I was always frustrated having to write and having to cut things. Why should you have to cut anything?
The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind.
So, what you can do in Microsoft Word is what Bill Gates has decided. What you can do in Oracle Database is what Larry Ellison and his crew have decided.
I thought I was going to be a filmmaker but at the same time I was an intellectual and I felt that I could make a contribution to some field, as yet, not invented.