Esther Dyson's is a famous author
and visionary. Mrs. Dyson is a key figure in making internet policies
today. She is well known for her book Release 2.0. Esther Dyson
enlightens us with her wonderful perspective on computers.
What do you think is the most important component
of the computer industry today?
No single component, but the fact
that it is all connected. Openness that leads to universal connectivity
has been a key feature helping the Internet to grow, and a key benefit
of its ubiquity.
If you could choose one important innovation for
the future surrounding computers, what would it be?
Wiser people using them!
What do you think is the most revolutionary invention
for the computer industry?
The microprocessor, but again the industry is a collection
of many parts.
How do you see yourself involved in the computer
As someone who draws attention to deserving people, countries,
products, and concepts that might otherwise go unnoticed.
What do you think is the most important trend
to watch in the development of computers?
Their spread throughout the world and to less privileged
What is your favorite aspect of today's technology?
The entrepreneurs who create it (whereas a more politically
correct answer would be the people who use it!). But I am very fond of
the entrepreneurs who figure out how to make it useful!
Do you credit anyone in particular for leading
the computer industry to where it is today?
No, lots of people.
Who do you think will be the prominent figures
in the computer industry in the future?
Lots of other people! (many of whom are currently high-school
What would you refer to as the first "computer"?
Not worth arguing about. When does life begin?
Do you have any further points of interest you
would like to share to the readers?
Well, you could link to my site, www.edventure.com,
and to the First Monday site, firstmonday.org.
ALL the best!