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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.
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Alan Kay - Biography, photographs, and references for one of the foreground characters of the personal computer revolution. Engelbart's Unfinished Revolution: Alan Kay - Brief biography, old picture. 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. 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. mprove: Alan Kay Bibliography - A list of references to articles by Alan Kay. Excerpts of his master's and Ph.D. thesis. 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] Educom'98: Alan Kay: The Computer 'Revolution' Hasn't Happened Yet - RealVideo webcast from conference by EDUCAUSE nonprofit association with goal to advance higher education by promoting intelligent use of information technology. Alan Kay - Growing article, with links to related topics. Wikipedia. Predicting The Future - By Alan C. Kay; essay on how things get invented, and how to do better. [Stanford Engineering] Watch What I Do - A Forward by Kay, from a book on programming by demonstration. Daddy, Are We There Yet? A Discussion with Alan Kay - Smalltalk inventor speaks about computing today, and where it's going. [O'Reilly OpenP2P.com] Steps Toward the Reinvention of Programming - Brief citation, many forum comments. Lambda the Ultimate. Alan Kay: The 100 Dollar Laptop and Powerful Ideas - Summary of Kay talk, photograph series. Windley's Technometria. Alan Kay: Is Computer Science an Oxymoron? - Summary of Kay talk, photograph series. Windley's Technometria. 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. Making COLAs with Pepsi and Coke - Describes new way to build programming languages, systems, environments, applications. By Ian Piumarta, Viewpoints Research Institute. Lisa Rein's Tour of Alan Kay's Etech 2003 Presentation - Covers history, Smalltalk, Squeak, Etoys, late binding, Croquet; Sketchpad, PDP1 Spacewar, Lisp; Ivan Sutherland, Doug Englebart, John McCarthy; in text, photos, audio, video in different resolutions. Open Content, public domain. Squeak Wiki: Alan Kay - Brief biography, old picture, some links, contact information. Smalltalk with Object-Oriented Programming Pioneer Kay - Interview, on influences, history, rationale; laptops; advice. [SearchWebServices.com] 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. 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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