Mitch Kapor — American Businessman born on November 01, 1950,

Mitchell David Kapor, born November 1, 1950, is the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3. He is also a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and was the first chair of the Mozilla Foundation... (wikipedia)

In an economy where more and more value is in information - is in the bits, not the atoms, where bits can be copied essentially for free - any time you have that situation, economic schemes that rely on existing models of intellectual property laws for protection are going to do less and less well.
If information wants to be free, then that's true everywhere, not just in information technology.
It became clear to me by 1984 that Microsoft was likely going to be the big winner in the PC software apps and operating system category, partly because of the dynamics of owning and controlling the operating system: that gave you enormous power, and I came to see Bill Gates was fierce competitor.
The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity.
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