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Early advocate of using graphics for computer user interfaces, and of using computers to educate children creatively (*NOT* by wrote memory via drillware), one of the creators of object-oriented programming, leader in the creation of Smalltalk and the personal computer. Now working on Squeak and related software.- Category ID : 55577
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Alan Kay

Biography, photographs, and references for one of the foreground characters of the personal computer revolution.
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Tools For Thought: The Birth of the Fantasy Amplifier

By Howard Rheingold. Online copy of well known 1985 book on the invention of modern computing; this chapter on PARC, Alan Kay, Dynabook, Smalltalk, Atari. Newer (c)2000 edition of the book is out, with follow-up interviews.
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SPACEWAR: Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums

Famous Rolling Stone article by Stewart Brand, part of which discusses PARC, Alan Kay, Dynabook, Smalltalk.
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A Conversation with Alan Kay: Big Talk with the Creator of Smalltalk, and Much More

Historical perspective on personal computing, programming languages, from one of the industry’s preeminent pioneers. [ACM Queue]
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Alan Kay

Growing article, with links to related topics. Wikipedia.
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Predicting The Future

By Alan C. Kay; essay on how things get invented, and how to do better. [Stanford Engineering]
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Watch What I Do

A Forward by Kay, from a book on programming by demonstration.
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Steps Toward the Reinvention of Programming

Brief citation, many forum comments. Lambda the Ultimate.
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Building Your Own Dynamic Language is Fun and Easy

Abstract, slide show, references, from First Steps on the Road to Reinventing Computing, by Ian Piumarta, Viewpoints Research Institute. Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium, 2007 Feb 14.
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Making COLAs with Pepsi and Coke

Describes new way to build programming languages, systems, environments, applications. By Ian Piumarta, Viewpoints Research Institute.
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Squeak Wiki: Alan Kay

Brief biography, old picture, some links, contact information.
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Smalltalk with Object-Oriented Programming Pioneer Kay

Interview, on influences, history, rationale; laptops; advice. []
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Alan Kay: The PC Must be Revamped, Now

PCs should help people learn, not merely perform tasks, the prize-winning computer scientist says. CIO Insight.
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Report on OOPSLA97

Summaries of Alan Kay keynote talk, Squeak Birds of a Feather (BOF) meeting, Squeak paper talk. By Mark Guzdial.
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