If u could go back in time...who would u meet?

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    eyelikeart

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    ok I know this is sorta Fight Club-ish...but I'm gonna ask anyway...

    if u could go back in history to a time...event....or just to meet someone...when, where, or who would it be??

    my answer: the Sands Casino back in the 60's...gotta love the RatPack...Sinatra was a God!!! :cool:
     
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    not too long ago i guess.... but... chris farley!

    or maybe someone like gandhi or thomas jefferson.....

    curious how TJ would feel about the state of the union.....
     
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    mc68k

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    I would go to that garage and meet Jobs and Woz right at the beginning of the personal computer revolution. That would be cool.
     
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    Re: If u could go back in time...who would u meet?

    Well, it'd only be Fight Clubish if I went back back in time to fight someone, like - oh, I don't know. ...Bill Gates? Or at least to tell Steve NOT to let Bill see the Macintosh UI! That could change everything...
     
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    I would meet myself and give myself a long list of stock tips.
     
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    I would have gone back and killed bill gates:)
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Time travel just once, or more than once. I'd like to go and see all sorts of things, Rome at the height of it power. Ancient Greece and Egypt too. Go see George Washington and tell him how everything worked out. I'd probably like to go see everything I could.
     
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    eyelikeart

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    now that's not nice...he may be reading this ;)
     
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    What would the world be like without Bill Gates and Windows? What would have happened, would the whole world now be running OS X? Can u imagine :confused:!
     
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    I would have to go back to 1903 and meet the founders of Harley-Davidson. There are other times I would go to, and people I would like to meet, but that is top on the list.
     
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    I would go back and buy DOS from the guy who sold it to Bill Gates. And then I would flush it to the toilet, hehehe
     
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    AlphaTech

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    I have a better idea.. buy dos, all the rights to it, so that they cannot sell it to anyone else. Then sell it to gates for a ton of money. Invest that money in Apple, and advance them beyond anything m$ will ever put out. I would tell Jobs and Woz to never allow gates to see anything they have/make. That way windblows will be several years behind where it is now (if it ever comes into existance at all).
     
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    Easy one to answer

    I would go back and stop slavery before it was ever started.
     
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    i would want to meet the young woz in the old days before apple

    i could go to los gatos right now before my breakfast gets cold and try and meet him where he is known to hang out...but it is the inventor in progress woz i most want to meet...he is the old veteran now and i don't think he is into any huge revolutions at this point in his life

    one of my students in my computer class, he's in his 60s, was in "home brew" in silicon valley when woz was showing stuff off and the funny thing is that my student is neutral towards macs and thinks steve jobs is a jerk

    i told him steve may be a jerk, but that it has nothing to do with macs being good or bad...that it is possible to have a mean ceo and a great computer

    i personally believe steve is mean but he is not cut throat or greedy, that title belongs to bill gates;)

    my problem with steve jobs is his disorganized management skills and lack of money management...even former ceo gil amelio had more cash in the bank for apple and a better market share...but then again, competitor mike dell was not on the rampage then like he is now

    sometimes steve jobs' worst enemy is himself, but that is also the attitude which brought apple into fruition as early as it did...if it were left up to woz to promote his own invention, we may not be typing these threads with our macs

    but at this point, if steve j retired, i think steve w could be a good replacement for apple inc

    apple inc is a company but it is also a cult with a cult following and as history has shown, we need an apple co-founder to run the show

    besides woz, guy kawasaki would get the old guard excited...guy was number three man at apple and often called the apple evangelist and went on to find a dot.com a few years ago

    in a couple of decades, there will be no original candidates left to run apple so i wonder what will become of our esteemed cult
     
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    1845

    i'd head back to concord mass. to help thoreau move into his cabin at walden pond. then over to emerson's house for some lively conversation, dinner and more conversation( finally, someone more verbose than me!).

    then at sundown, back over to the pond for a restful night of sleep. clears skies, bright stars and nothing but the sounds of crickets and frogs.
     
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    i think those guys would even put the crickets to sleep:p
     
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    no doubt

    the old fashioned cure for insomnia.....but i find their work much more lively than whitman...never could make the connection with his writings. and thus, i will NOT visit him on my trip.

    plus i have to go see if l.m. alcott looks anything like wynona ryder:D
     
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    Re: no doubt

    i was once, among many other majors, an english major from 85-87 and i could never get past those guys

    i never had the attention span for reading those long sentences...i bet if i picked up their work now, i would probably love it

    i was also a die hard rock and roller then, and now i love opera...domingo is up there with john lennon in my book these days
     
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    Re: Re: no doubt

    yeah, i was post college before i could appreciate their work. thought about being a lit teacher myself before getting the biz degree ( only to become a musician....). sometimes their writings are like panning for gold-lotsa work with only a nugget here and there to show for it. but they're BIG eternal nuggets that seem to hold enormous insight. change the dates and you could publish them in Fast Company and no one would ever know :)
     
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    too many possibilities

    Dude, there are just too many possibilities. But if I could go back, i'd go to Mongolia and meet good old Genghis Kahn (sp?). i mean, cmon, he was the man...he ruled almost 1/5th of the world, and he didn't know what joint ventures were....that takes talent....
     
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    Re: Re: Re: no doubt

    i did the same thing...biz to english, english to hr (biz topic), then in grad school biz to tax law, tax law back to biz, and biz to computers

    my problem is i find everything interesting and while i am not busy on a required class, i am off taking something at the junior college (on and off for 23 years...student for life with well over 200 units)

    i also did the music thing for 23 years...guitar and later on, just singer:D
     
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    You got it man, I would save so much time, energy and money doing that. The paradigma is... would I listen to myself?
     
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    AlphaTech

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    I would also go back and assassinate Bin Laden before he went and became a terrorist. Either that, or I would give solid intel to the Israelies and let them pull the trigger. Imagine how many people would still be around if that was to happen. The two towers would most likely still be standing too.
     
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    What I would do...

    First, I would go back and kill Bin Laden.

    Then, I would go out and talk to Steve Jobs and Woz and probly print up some chip specs, and give it to them, so chips would start off at like a G4 speed, back in the 70s...

    I would go meet Joe Montana and Steve Young (my heroes :D) and get some tips on Quarterbacking.

    I would go back and give myself stock tips, so I could become rich.

    I would go back to the Civil War days, and check it out....

    I would go back to Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt. I have been to Rome (I went in October of 2001) and it is the most beautiful city I have ever seen. The churches, the castles, the streets rivers and bridges and islands, and the blue grotto :D

    I would go back to Egypt and see how the Pyramids were made, and take a few pictures.

    I would travel 10 years into the future, and steal a machine from Apple Computer (it would probly be like the Quartz Titanium A.K.A. G8) and then bring them back with the future OS and do some crazy stuff.

    I would go meet my dad when he was a kid, and play a few sports with him.

    I would go see Eric Clapton back in his prime....
     
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: no doubt

    life seems too short to choose a specialty. almost switched to geology one year-all of this with the original intention of getting my JD. just never could get the music thing out of my system - and why should i?

    :D
     

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