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    Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
    — Alan Kay
    I realized that informed criticism has completely been done in by the web. Because the web has produced so much uninformed criticism. It's kind of a Gresham's Law-bad money drives the good money out of circulation. Bad criticism drives good criticism out of circulation. You just can't criticize anything.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: criticism  bad  money 
     
    A new friend is new wine, when it grows old, you will enjoy drinking it.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: friends  drinking 
     
    The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: real  revolution  romance 
     
    The computer is simply an instrument whose music is ideas.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: music  ideas 
     
    A computer scientist is a machine for converting coffee into urine.
    — Alan Kay
    Artificial intelligence is what we don't know how to do yet.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: intelligence 
     
    School is basically about one point of view- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: school  ideas 
     
    Having an intelligent secretary does not get rid of the need to read, write, and draw, etc. In a well functioning world, tools and agents are complementary.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: world  write  read 
     
    Simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible.
    — Alan Kay
    The tree of research must be fed from time to time with the blood of bean-counters, for it is its natural manure.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: time  blood 
     
    In computers, every 'new explosion' was set off by a software product that allowed users to program differently.
    — Alan Kay
    Any company large enough to have a research lab is too large to listen to it.
    — Alan Kay
    Change is easy, except for the changed part.
    — Alan Kay
    An important technology first creates a problem and then solves it.
    — Alan Kay
    I don't know how many of you have ever met Dijkstra, but you probably know that arrogance in computer science is measured in nano Dijkstras.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: arrogance 
     
    I invented the term 'Object-Oriented', and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: mind 
     
    Scratch the surface in a typical boardroom and we're all just cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: people  wise  stories 
     
    People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: people 
     
    Technology is anything invented after you were born.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: technology 
     
    The most disastrous thing that you can ever learn is your first programming language.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: language  learn 
     
    In success there's a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: success 
     
    If you're not failing 90% of the time, then you're probably not working on sufficiently challenging problems.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: time  problem 
     
    A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
    — Alan Kay
    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
    — Alan Kay
    tags: future 
     
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    alan kay
    Birth    : May 17, 1940
    Occupation  : Computer Scientist

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