Alan Kay


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Alan Kay

(person)
The leader of the Software Concepts Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre which developed Smalltalk, the pioneering object-oriented programming system, in 1972.
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"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" is another gem, an Alan Kay quotation that went up on Whitley's office wall.
Alan Kay must have thought his dream of travelling Asia had gone, until his wife allowed him to pack his bags and go - at the age of 76.
As said by Alan Kay: "Marvin was one of the very few people in computing whose visions and perspectives liberated the computer from being a glorified adding machine to start to realize its destiny as one of the most powerful amplifiers for human endeavors in history".
Alan Kay, an early computer scientist, once said, "Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born." For people over age 50, this definition incorporates an enormous number of technological devices.
"Inside Xerox, the Alto was known as an "interim Dynabook," a reference to the prototype for a portable machine envisaged by the Xerox computer scientist Alan Kay."
Valee, "the voice behind the mask," is a surprise musical act, Floyd and B'nay dance attractively, Bob Bemand brings his comedy pigeons, Nat Hope and Doreen Ray have a friendly argument, and Alan Kay and Gloria figure in a novelty balancing act.
Alan Kay, 80, of Almondbury, was Clerk at the former Huddersfield Magistrates' Court for 23 years, between 1969 and 1992.
NORTH WARWICKSHIRE Men's stableford: 1 Alan Kay 44pts, 2 Alan Sharratt 44, 3 Phil Clewlow 42.
Show contestants include Josh Chavez, Dustin Feher, Alan Kay, Sam Larson, Brant McGee, Lucas Miller, Mitch Mitchell, Joe Robinet, Wayne Russel and Chris Weatherman.
Bruno Schneider, horn; Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Gil Rose, conductor (horn concerto); Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor (flute concerto); Tara Helen O'Conner, flute; Vicki Ray, Ancuza Aprodu, Stephen Gosling, piano; Alan Kay, clarinet; Curtis Macomber, violin; Fred Sherry, cello; Tom Kolor and Thierry Miroglio, percussion.