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February 25, 2019


Steve Leveen

My friend Doug Rauch let me know "the phrase "the easiest way to predict the future is to invent it" was first attributed to Alan Kay in 1971 at a PARC meeting. It's a derivative of the saying "the easiest way to predict the future is to create it"---attributed both to Abraham Lincoln and Peter Drucker.

Heather Scott

I was 16 in 1986 and visiting friends in Germany for the summer. In a small little office supply store in some tiny town on our wanderings, I purchased a little notebook like nothing I'd seen before. It was an Atoma. For YEARS I searched for something like it in the US and found nothing, this being the pre-internet years. Then one day when the internet was finally a real thing with easy use - I found Levengers. Since then I have purchased so very many Circa notebooks and refills and accessories. I love every one of them still. I will admit, I have supplemented with Arc and Martha Stewart when the budget required, but I go back to Circa every time I am able. Amazed to know that my first experience with discbound was the same as Levenger's - and very happy that you too found Atoma! P.S. Still have that small Atoma notebook - it only has 1 blank page left that I have kept for posterity as the original.

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