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The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay


“Any medium powerful enough to extend man's reach is powerful enough to topple
his world. To get the medium's magic to work for one's aims rather than
against them is to attain literacy.”
-- Alan Kay, "Computer Software", Scientific American, September 1984


The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay


In success there's a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.
-- Alan Kay


Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
-- Alan Kay


The Mac is the first computer good enough to be criticized.
-- Alan Kay


They are relatively good but absolutely terrible.
-- Alan Kay, commenting on Apollos


Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
-- Alan Kay


They are relatively good but absolutely terrible.
-- Alan Kay, commenting on Apollos


“Computer literacy is a contact with the activity of computing deep enough to
make the computational equivalent of reading and writing fluent and enjoyable.
As in all the arts, a romance with the material must be well under way. If
we value the lifelong learning of arts and letters as a springboard for
personal and societal growth, should any less effort be spent to make computing
a part of our lives?”
-- Alan Kay, "Computer Software", Scientific American, September 1984


In success there's a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.
-- Alan Kay