Stumbled across this inspirational keynote by Douglas Adams that he gave at a Microsoft Conference back in 1996 in front of a large audience of tech people. It’s really inspiring to watch this man think about the future, talk about biology, and apply that knowledge to technology.
He begins by telling us about our, or rather his, misconceptions about the nature of computers:
He eventually arrives at his main conclusion:
He ends with a recommendation to the assembled developer community that is still valid today: