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5. BASIC > Work Goals

Work Goals

How do you define success in terms of your work?

Tom: For many years because of our work—because it was so open, because we gave unlimited access to students who were part of the project—Dartmouth had one of the best computer reputations around the world. People visited us from Russia, Japan, and other places, just to see what it was like. And this was before the days of common personal computers. Now everyone has a personal computer, so it’s not an issue anymore, but in those days it was a very interesting issue that we allowed students, any student, to do any computing, anytime they wanted, without prior permission. That was novel in those days. That gave Dartmouth a reputation that lasted 10 or 15 years and was to its advantage ....


  

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