Happy Birthday from the Netherlands!!!


Dear Doug, 

Wishing you a heart-felt happy 85th birthday.
It meant much for me to be able to meet with you last November. 

For the last 25 years I've been wondering why the revolution was taking so long to get going. I remember Alan Kay saying in conversation with you that it's common for real paradigm shifts to take 100-150 years. This would leave us in the dark ages for another 50-100 years… 

We have a lot of technology we don't need, and we don't have a lot of technology we badly do need. I think it's the human mind that needs developing, in a constant cycle, co-evolving with everything we make, in mutual engagement. This is what augmenting the human intellect is all about. 

I hope you had a fantastic day, and wish you many happy returns!

Kind regards,

Jan Freijser


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