Alan Kay

I first seriously got into Alan Kay’s ideas about ten years ago, when YouTube became a thing. I watched The Computer Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet (YouTube). My eyes were opened. The typical story of personal computing is one of innovation, revolution, exploding possibilities, exponential curves of processing power per dollar. However, Alan Kay has a much bleaker view of the current timeline because he dreamed a bigger dream before it all started.

Alan Kay invented Smalltalk and Object-Oriented Programming. He reads more than a book per day. He has worked at Xerox PARC, Atari, and Apple. He’s currently the president of the Viewpoints Research Institute.

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