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Alan Kay

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Arrogance in computer science is measured in nano-Dijkstras.

— Alan Kay


People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

— Alan Kay

#about #hardware #make #own #people

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.

— Alan Kay

#iq #perspective #points #worth

If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough.

— Alan Kay

#enough #fail #high #high enough #least

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.

— Alan Kay

#before #believe #demands #everyone #few

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

— Alan Kay

#best #best way #future #invent #predict

Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born.

— Alan Kay

#around #born #technology #were #you

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

— Alan Kay

#brute #brute force #done #each #egyptian

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.

— Alan Kay

#artificial #artificial intelligence #complex #every #every time

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.

— Alan Kay

#act #computer #exploited #language #like

About Alan Kay

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Lectures at OOPSLA 1997 conference and his ACM Turing award talk entitled "The Computer Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet" were informed by his experiences with Sketchpad Simula Smalltalk and the bloated code of commercial software. Children's Machine
In November 2005 at the World Summit on the Information Society the MIT research laboratories unveiled a new laptop computer for educational use around the world.

He is also on the advisory board of TTI/Vanguard. Until mid 2005 he was a Senior Fellow at HP Labs a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University and an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17 1940) is an American computer scientist known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design and for coining the phrase "The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

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