To our Children’s Children’s Children

When you work in developing new forms of media, you can’t help but keep one eye on the future. Many of the things you work on will amount to nothing, but every once in a while you will get it right.

It’s interesting to look back through history to identify times when people “got it right”. There are so many examples: movable type, the gramophone, radio transmission, projected cinema, binary digital encoding. The list goes on and on.

I wonder how many of the people who developed those innovations realized that they were shifting the very course of history. I wonder how many people today know when they are doing so.

Every once in a while someone is fortunate enough to come upon a new way of communicating that continues to echo down through the ages. What better privilege can there be, than to be able to bestow a gift to our children’s children’s children?

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