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Apple Insider has published a link to Steve Jobs 1983 speech in Aspen, Colorado about the evolution of electronic technology including computers and his hopes for the future of computers: http://www.appleinsider.com/...
This is a short diary for anyone who wishes to listen to a simply stated explanation of how computers work and what they might do one day.
It doesn't go in depth but was inspiring for me because it was a chance to listen to an inspired voice explain some things in a way that I could understand them.
From Apple Insider:
Jobs ends the speech with:
"I think as we look toward the next 50 to 100 years, if we really can come up with these machines that can capture an underlying spirit, or an underlying set of principles, or an underlying way of looking at the world so that then when the next Aristotle comes around…" Jobs said. "Maybe if he carries around one these machines with him his whole life and types in all this stuff, then maybe someday after the person's dead and gone we can ask this machine, 'Hey, what would Aristotle have said…what about this?' And maybe we won't get the right answer…but maybe we will. And that's really exciting to me."
A video of the speech as well as an accompanying audio file can be found at the Center for Design Innovation's blog.