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Bill Budge
1945 -
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

All of the good stuff is going to be done in the future. The stuff we are doing now is crummy compared with what will finally mature.


I'm a great coder. But I am not pushing that so much anymore because there are thousands of great coders.


I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.


I write my programs primarily for myself.


Robots... I think that is a hot topic.


A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention.


The program should know if someone is at the keyboard or joystick or if it is just sitting there idle. It should know if someone is proficient in its use or a novice.


The power of the computer is starting to spread.


I can do whatever I want. They will tell me if what I am doing is stupid or a total waste of time. I may tell them that they are wrong, and we will come to an agreement.


When I am starting a new game, I have to program it for the Apple, because I want to get all of the markets.


On the robot kit, I can choose very boring parts or I can choose exciting and interesting parts. That is a reflection of my personality and the kinds of things I am interested in.


Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist.


To be honest, I look at my Pinball program and feel that it is old stuff. I could do much better.


I know when something is kind of half-baked.


After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not.


You must know in your heart before anyone else does what is going to be good and then follow through.


Everything is getting bigger. The way to go now is to program in a little more sophistication.


You will be able to program a robot to follow a track on the ground and manipulate a hand. You can also write little programs that will give the robots goals.


The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles. It has simple sound and few graphics special effects. In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the other machines are getting bigger.


Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take, no one can engineer.


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