Reading about the Princeton study regarding Facebook's future demise, this part…

Reading about the Princeton study regarding Facebook's future demise, this part of an interview with Steve Jobs in Rolling Stone in 1994 particularly struck me as relevant to this:

Quote:
Nevertheless, you've often talked about how technology can empower people, how it can change their lives. Do you still have as much faith in technology today as you did when you started out 20 years ago?

Jobs: Oh, sure. It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.

Explain that.

Jobs: Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. It's not the tools that you have faith in — tools are just tools. They work, or they don't work. It's people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I'm still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/steve-jobs-in-1994-the-rolling-stone-interview-20110117#ixzz2rQmDfh2k 

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