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Alan Kay is best known for his early work on object-oriented programming using the [[Smalltalk]] language which resulted in his [[Dynabook]] concept. His concept has never been fully implemented although a modern tablet PC running [[Squeak]] comes close. He is one of the core team that produced [[Squeak]] and he has also created another [[Smalltalk]] based project in 3 dimensions, [http://www.opencroquet.org/ Croquet]. He has also done work in [[constructionist]] education.
Alan Kay is best known for his early work on object-oriented programming using the [[Smalltalk]] language which resulted in his [[Dynabook]] concept. His concept has never been fully implemented although a modern tablet PC running [[Squeak]] comes close. He is one of the core team that produced [[Squeak]] and he has also created another [[Smalltalk]] based project in 3 dimensions, [http://www.opencroquet.org/ Croquet]. He has also done work in [[constructionist]] education.
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This book chapter on [http://www.mrl.nyu.edu/~noah/nmr/book_samples/nmr-26-kay.pdf Personal Dynamic Media] shows what Alan was working on in 1977.
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This book chapter on [http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-26-kay.pdf Personal Dynamic Media] shows what Alan was working on in 1977.
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And in this essay he describes what the [[Etoys]] activity is all about [[Media:OLPCEtoys.pdf|OLPCEtoys.pdf]]
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In 1987, while at Apple, he created a video called [http://www.digibarn.com/collections/movies/knowledge-navigator.html Knowledge Navigator] to demonstrate his vision of fully interactive computing.
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
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Partial transcription of [http://billkerr2.blogspot.com/2008/12/alan-kay-after-40-years-dynabook-is-not.html Alan Kay's talk] on the 40th Anniversary of the Dynabook Idea at the Computer History Museum: "after 40 years the dynabook is not here yet".
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Alan Kay is best known for his early work on object-oriented programming using the Smalltalk language which resulted in his Dynabook concept. His concept has never been fully implemented although a modern tablet PC running Squeak comes close. He is one of the core team that produced Squeak and he has also created another Smalltalk based project in 3 dimensions, Croquet. He has also done work in constructionist education.

This book chapter on Personal Dynamic Media shows what Alan was working on in 1977.

And in this essay he describes what the Etoys activity is all about OLPCEtoys.pdf

In 1987, while at Apple, he created a video called Knowledge Navigator to demonstrate his vision of fully interactive computing.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay

Partial transcription of Alan Kay's talk on the 40th Anniversary of the Dynabook Idea at the Computer History Museum: "after 40 years the dynabook is not here yet".

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