11-Aug-12 (Created: 11-Aug-12) | More in 'Humanities Current'

Technology and Courage by Ivan Sutherland

It serves well to remember what inspires. I repeat here a paragraph from Ivan Sutherland followed by links to read the rest.

I, for one, am and will always remain a practicing technologist. When denied my minimum daily adult dose of technology, I get grouchy. I believe that technology is fun, especially when computers are involved, a sort of grand game or puzzle with ever so neat parts to fit together. I have turned down several lucrative administrative jobs because they would deny me that fun. If the technology you do isn't fun for you, you may wish to seek other employment. Without the fun, none of us would go on." ..Ivan Sutherland


I came to read this paragraph prompted by James Gosling's Weblog recommending to read his essay on Technology and Courage.

Here is the link to the PDF file titled: Technology and Courage