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Some collected questions and answers by Stephen Wolfram

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June 1, 1996

From: Interview by Chicago Software Newspaper

Was the MacArthur Fellowship grant what enabled you to start Wolfram Research?

No, that wasn’t really enough. I made some money from the previous company and I made money doing consulting work too. Also, the costs of launching a software company aren’t that great. I tell people that if a software company costs more than a million dollars to launch you are doing something wrong. Wolfram Research didn’t cost that much to start.

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