alan kay Quotes

Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
tags: communication
— 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.
tags: criticism bad money
— Alan Kay
A new friend is new wine, when it grows old, you will enjoy drinking it.
tags: friends drinking
— Alan Kay
The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet.
tags: real revolution romance
— Alan Kay
The computer is simply an instrument whose music is ideas.
tags: music ideas
— Alan Kay
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.
tags: intelligence
— Alan Kay
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.
tags: school ideas
— Alan Kay
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.
tags: world write read
— Alan Kay
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.
tags: time blood
— Alan Kay
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.
tags: problem technology
— 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.
tags: arrogance
— Alan Kay
I invented the term 'Object-Oriented', and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
tags: mind
— Alan Kay
Scratch the surface in a typical boardroom and we're all just cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.
tags: people wise stories
— Alan Kay
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
tags: people
— Alan Kay
Technology is anything invented after you were born.
tags: technology
— Alan Kay
The most disastrous thing that you can ever learn is your first programming language.
tags: language learn
— Alan Kay
In success there's a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.
tags: success
— Alan Kay
If you're not failing 90% of the time, then you're probably not working on sufficiently challenging problems.
tags: time problem
— Alan Kay
A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
— Alan Kay
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
tags: future
— Alan Kay
alan kay
Birth    : May 17, 1940
Occupation  : Computer Scientist

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