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Interview with Computing Pioneer Alan Kay

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Kids using Dynabooks

Kids using Dynabooks, in a drawing from Alan Kay's 1972 paper "A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages."

Credit: Alan Kay

Born in 1940, computer 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.

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