I think reading is part of the birthright of the human being
I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
We want a book to be a book. We'll have all the interactive bells and whistles but our intent is to engage young people in reading, not to show them a movie.
We can't afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We've got to get it done. The future, the health, the life - our nation depends on it and it's just foolish to think or act otherwise.
The unvarnished truth is that we have spent the last decade funding the machinery of war, and our children have been sacrificed.
It is no longer appropriate for me as an American to sit by and expect my government to get it done.
And it's here and it's ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I'm committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal - to pound this message home. Now is the time.
Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.
I have always been a fan of 'Star Trek.' I love Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future.
It's not about division. It's not about politics. My concern is how do we come together?
If we marry educational technology with quality, enriching content, that's a circle of win.
I genuinely believe we have an opportunity to revolutionize how we educate our children.
It's definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on 'Star Trek,' that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today.
I've always been interested in gadgets and technology and I've always been a reader.
We have an amazing advantage right now in that we have developed technology that is so sexy, so engaging for kids.