Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Alan Kay lecture

Alan Kay is one of the demigods of computer science (and the "demi" is debatable). I won't even begin to iterate over his accomplishments - go check out Wikipedia for more. One of the best things about listening to the man speak is that he works at such a different level than all the trivialities we deal in every day. He's one of the ones that's interested in changing the world with ideas, and not necessarily fighting about whether it has the right name, or who got the right credit for it. The $100 laptop from MIT is big right now, and this guy basically had the plan for it 50 years ago.

So whenever I find an Alan Kay lecture, I'm linking to it. Stop reading me and go read it.




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