Today, most people are doing jobs that did not exist when they were born…the competitive ability is the ability to learn.
America would do well to learn from the Japanese on how to learn instead of complaining that they took our technology.
<list of smart people>, all of these people were constantly with me as internalized voices in a virtual dialogue.
<Papert's wife> exercised extra-ordinary ingenuity, patience, and self-denial to give me hte best possible conditions for work. Her presence in those aspects of life –intellectual, spiritual, and emotional– that go beyond the professional and practical is so far beyond words that I must fall silent.