Re: [rp-ml] You mean like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

From: G. Sachs <>
Date: Mon Feb 28 2011 - 19:30:46 EET

Those are 40 year old examples Brock - young people today only care about USING
technology, not studying 10, or more years, in order to be able to develop it.
The modern day counter example might better be Mark Zuckerberg, who only had to
invest a few years of effort before becoming a billionaire (partly with luck).
 Far easier to make $100k+/yr. on Wall Street, at a law firm, by going into
politics, or by becoming a doctor, etc. Don't even get me started when it comes
to the prospects for independent inventors in America - essentially zero now. We
have to face it, when it comes to developing great new technologies that can
create lots of new jobs (such as alternative energy), the U.S. is in serious

G. Sachs

P.S. My guess would be the kid will go into medicine or law :-)

From: Brock Hinzmann <>
To: G. Sachs <>
Sent: Sun, February 27, 2011 6:57:36 PM
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] This might be of interest

You mean like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

Brock H

G. Sachs wrote:
> Yeah, I actually commented on that in my earlier email (that for some reason
>didn't get through), but forgot to mention it again. He's a pretty good
>spokesperson - will probably skip engineering, though, and just run for office,
>or become another attorney ;-)
> G. S.
Received on Mon Feb 28 19:21:57 2011

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