Daddy, Are We There Yet? A Discussion with Alan Kay

Daddy, Are We There Yet? A Discussion with Alan Kay. Much of what you do each day can be traced back to an idea that Alan Kay was working on many years ago. Work with a laptop computer? Kay was working on a notebook computer called the Dynabook 35 years ago. There weren't even desktop computers then and he was trying to invent a flat-screen portable with a wireless network and local storage. Use a word processor where you can select bold and see the text you type rendered as bold? Ever use a computer that had a GUI that featured windows that could overlap each other? Ever use a program written in an object-oriented language? Kay and his cohorts worked on projects like these over 20 years ago.  [PHP Everywhere]

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