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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Alan Kay has some choice criticisms about the iPad

For all media, the original intent was “symmetric authoring and consuming. All the other companies — including the rest of Xerox — had much less effective ideas about research and how it should be done and who should do it. Apple Marketing did not want a keyboard because they feared it would then compete with the Mac.

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The education establishment in the U. All public companies are faced with dealing with the market and their stockholders, and the deadly three-month assessment.

If we include commercialization, this took a little more than 20 years from to when the Mac appeared. Personal notebook computer with easy rechargeable battery and local drive memory, price some USD, multimedia capabilities, wireless network access, Internet, etc.

What do you think about the trend that these devices are becoming purely communication and social tools? He was pretty good, but the company grew so fast and started getting very dysfunctional.

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Michael Markman was the ringmaster and quite a remarkable person and thinker. The device envisioned by Kay back in featured a display capable of displaying text and graphics, along with the ability to play several hours of audio files.

Adults could also use a Dynabook, but the target audience was children. Alessandro Mauceri – Nov 16, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. As far as Apple goes, it was a different company every few years from the time I joined in 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.


To that end, Kay’s vision for the Dynabook can in many ways be viewed as the not-so-ancient blueprint for modern day tablet computing.

Do our modern personal computing devices augment education? Have they lived up to what was foreseen in the past? Xerox, Apple, Disney, HP.

He wanted to make A Personal Computer For Children Of All Ages —a thin portable computer, highly dynamic device that weighed no more than two pounds The ideas led to the development of the Xerox Alto prototype, which was originally called the interim Dynabook.

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Let’s remind, this concept was created as early as the end of s and beginning of s, when under “personal computer”, people recognize something like DEC PDP-8 machine see the photo bellowwardrobe-size box, which cost USD, and didn’t have any of the abovementioned features. Utilizamos cookies para ofrecerte la mejor experiencia. Before iPads or any of the tablets known today, there was the Dynabook, the vision that came to Alan Key over 40 years ago through which he wanted to take computing to children of all ages.

Today, Kay continues his research about children and technology at his own organization, the Viewpoints Research Institute. How involved were you with the Newton? The size should be no larger than a notebook; weight less that 4 lbs. Or will these types of computers always use this type of interface for the foreseeable future? Kay was probably one of the few people whose opinion Jobs deeply valued, and some of Jobs’ favorite quotes are attributable to Kay.

It is not a tool, though it can act like many tools. Pointing and dragging are likely to stick, because they are simple extensions of hands and fingers.

The software component of this research was Smalltalk, which went on to have a life of its own independent of the Dynabook concept. For instance, there are no shortage of stories of individuals who are sometimes as young alann 12 if not younger who learn how to program and subsequently release an app on iTunes, instantly making their work accessible to millions of iOS users across the world.


Contact us Privacy Policy Italiano Newsletter. Do you agree that we now essentially have the Dynabook, as expressed in the three tiers of modern personal computing; the notebook, tablet and smartphone?

The ambition of the creator of the first true tablet is more alive than ever. At the same time, Kay tried in his article to identify existing hardware components that could be used in a Dynabook, including screens, processors and storage memory.

But it largely inspired not only the development of the first desktop personal and xynabook computers e. Alan Kay is an American computer scientist, known for his early pioneering work xlan computers, object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design. 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.

An Interview with Computing Pioneer Alan Kay

Before and during this time, he worked as a professional jazz guitarist. Kay was later a research fellow dynagook Apple and then at Disney.

Provides immediate response — no discernible pause between cause and effect. First name or full name. Science requires a society because even people who are trying to be good thinkers love their own thoughts and theories — much of the debugging has to be done by others.

Dynabook, the first tablet, was born four decades ago

In print writing, the tools you generate are rhetorical; they demonstrate and convince. Both the former and the latter dynabook about thanks to the ideas — or, to put it more precisely, the vision — of one of the most important men in graphical user interface design in computing, Alan Kay. Dynaboko Archive admin – Sep 19, But the whole system has to rise above our genetic approaches to being social to much more principled methods in order to make social thinking work.