Monday, May 17, 2010

Just meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940), computer scientist. He is one of the originators of object-oriented programming.

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

"Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower." - Alan Kay

"Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal-- a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is." - Alan Kay

"The future is not laid out on a track. It is something that we can decide, and to the extent that we do not violate any known laws of the universe, we can probably make it work the way that we want to." - Alan Kay

"Open your eyes and see the things as they really are." - Alan Kay

"Perspective is worth 80 IQ points." - Alan Kay

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