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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

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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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