The following comments (and more) appear in a Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) column by Dave Obee. Brewster and his wife were visiting Vancouver Island earlier this week.
We 100% agree with what Obee has to say.
Brewster Kahle is the type of person we all should admire – he’s highly intelligent, energetic, passionate, motivated and, above all, determined to improve the world by giving more information to more people.
I asked him about the inspiration for his pet project, the Internet Archive. He told me that he decided in 1980 – when he was 19 – that he would recreate the Alexandria library, using technology to put information into the hands of as many people as possible.
A friend of mine, who works in venture capital in Silicon Valley, has expressed frustration about dealing with people who don’t really care about making money. All they want to do, she says, is change the world.
Kahle is one of those people who believed he could make our lives better, and has unleashed an unstoppable force that is doing just that.
It’s remarkable how much can be achieved by individuals with a vision and the drive to see it become a reality. There is a message there for all of us.
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