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My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things.
 

My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor.
 

Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make a convergence network work in their home.
 

Nowadays people seem to switch schools, either because they have to, and certain schools only serve certain grades, or because they move to a different place or have some particular interest, but I was in the same school for 13 years.
 

One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them.
 

One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them, and the computers have gotten better. They have gotten easier to use. They have gotten less expensive. The software interfaces have made things a lot more accessible.
 

So my degree was in political science, which I think was - the closest I could come to marketing is politics.
 

So we believed that strategic alliances and partnerships were critical, and we did that for five years.
 

So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles.
 

The idea that maybe you don't have to own a car if you only need one occasionally may catch on, just like time-sharing caught on in real estate.
 

There are no road signs to help navigate. And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on.
 

We don't want to turn the TV into a computer.
 

When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly.
 

You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different people with different perspectives and different personalities.
 


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