Author: Laura Zax
Source: The Atlantic
Interest: "Do you know what this is?" Arun Majumdar held up a piece of yellow cardboard at the beginning of his speech, the first of two keynote addresses that closed the Innovation Summit. It was a punch card, a truly vintage method of data entry from an earlier era. Majumdar raised his other hand to reveal a smart phone. "In the span of 35 years we've come from here to here," he said. It raises the inevitable question: Are we on track to make the same kind of progress in the next 35 years?