ALAN KAY & the Dynabook. Alan Kay is an American Computer Scientist. He is known for his pioneer work on “object-oriented programming” and in “graphical. Born in , computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is one of a handful of Every modern portable computer reflects elements of the Dynabook. by Alan Kay. VPRI Paper In practice for the Dynabook, this required inventing better in , the year of the Dynabook idea, by Licklider and Bob Taylor (a.

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And then on downhill. The Dynabook was never built, simply because it was too far ahead of technologies in the s and s. This section does not cite any sources. Need we add that it be usable in the woods?

Can you comment about the similarities and differences in the culture of the two companies? Have they lived up to what was foreseen in the ka

Alan Kay has some choice criticisms about the iPad

How they deal with these issues is somewhat different. There was John [Sculley]. One would hope that it would be both medium for containing and expressing arbitrary symbolic notions, and also a collection of useful tools for manipulating these structures, with ways to add new tools to the repertoire While designing FLEX machine I had believed that end user needed to be able to program before computer could become truly theirs—but here was a real demonstration, and with children!

But it largely inspired not only the development of the first desktop personal and portable computers e. Kay, in case you’re unfamiliar with his work, is a Turing Award winner who played an integral role in the development of object-oriented programming. Social thinking requires very exacting thresholds to be powerful. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He can use his Dynabook as a terminal when at work or as a connection to the library system when in school. Having an intelligent secretary does not get rid of the need to read, write, and draw, etc.


He was pretty good, but the company grew so fast and started getting very dysfunctional. I suggest you look at his version. According to Kay, a true Dynabook must have certain characteristics and offer certain possibilities to be really worthy of the name.

Dynabook, the first tablet, was born four decades ago

This kxy spite of pioneers such as Seymour Papert explaining both in general and quite a bit specifically just what it is and how it can revolutionize education. The gamble did not pay off; the device was neither practical nor versatile. With Scott Forstall now out of the Apple mix, perhaps that leaves the door open for Kay to return to Apple and really spice things up.

Inwhile he was working for the mammoth Xerox corporation, Alan Kay published his most well-known and significant article, on which all his ideas and visions since then have been based.

Alan Kay has some choice criticisms about the iPad

We invented the overlapping window, icons, etc. Alessandro Mauceri – Nov 16, Apple’s reasons for this are mostly bogus, and to the extent that security is an issue, what is insecure are the OSes supplied by the vendors and the insecurities are the result of their own bad practices — they are not necessary.

Disney had two basic tribes, both at extremes: Is of a size of a notebook? His thoughts about an intimate personal computer were mostly of a service nature—that is, how could and should it act as an amplifier for human, especially child, endeavors? We can contrast this with technologies that do have learning curves, but pay off well and allow users to become experts alah example, musical instruments, writing, bicycles, etc.

All kidding aside, Kay’s entire interview with Time is worth a thorough read. Is a Metamedium, can encompass all the media. I contributed ideas from a variety of sources, including myself, Negroponte, AI, etc. Kay was later a research fellow at Apple and then at Disney. All that said, one would imagine ka Kay would be particularly thrilled with Apple’s iPad, a device that eerily embodies many of his predictions almost 40 years later.


The owner will be able to maintain and edit his own files and programs when dynaboo where he chooses. First name or full name.

Apple Marketing did not want alsn keyboard because they feared it would then compete with the Mac. Papert, a great influence on Kay, was creating computer systems for children to use creatively on the other side of the United States, at MIT.

Alan Kay is an American Computer Scientist. The active interface should be a language whish uses linguistics concepts not far dynqbook from the owner of the device. Alan Kay is actively involved in the One Laptop Per Child project dynabok uses SmalltalkSqueak, and the concepts of a computer for learning. Questo blog non rappresenta una testata giornalistica.

The jury is still out on whether the ways in which what is presented as a new idea will actually be a good manifestation of the pretty obvious synergies between local and global computing.

Are they really helping teachers teach in the classroom?

There, he worked with Ivan Sutherland, who had done pioneering graphics programs including Sketchpad. Born incomputer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is one of a handful of visionaries most responsible for the concepts which have propelled personal computing forward over the past thirty years — and surely the most quotable one.

To call Alan Kay brilliant dynaook an understatement. Suppose the display panel covers kwy full extent of the notebook surface. Kay and his group however continued to develop the concept.