Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Notes From One of Alan Kay's Talks

Notes from Alan Kay's talk at O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2003. Now, I was searching for something else and came across this. The interesting bit is the exchanges of emails between L. Peter Deutsch and Alan Kay.
"interactive LISP -- a metainvention, the Maxwell's Equations of programming. Today is the 40th aniversary of the first interactive implementation by a 16-year-old Peter Deutsch. It was the first time a programming language became an operating system."

WOW! Really, that's all I can say. Peter does correct the above quote. But, I'll leave that to you to discover. Makes me wish I would have asked more questions when I met Peter at Camp Smalltalk. Darn it!

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