Alan Kay

Alan Kay

Born: May 17, 1940

Nationality: American

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Alan Curtis Kay 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.

Source/Notes: At a 1971 meeting of PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). As quoted in: Financial Times, 1 November 1982

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Source/Notes: The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web, Bo Leuf, Ward Cunningham

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Source/Notes: ACM Queue A Conversation with Alan Kay Vol. 2, No. 9 - Dec/Jan 2004-2005