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Alan Kay

Data de nascimento: 17. Maio 1940

Alan Curtis Kay é um informático estadunidense. É conhecido por ter sido um dos inventores da linguagem de programação Smalltalk, e um dos pais do conceito de programação orientada a objetos, que lhe valeu o Prêmio Turing em 2003. Concebeu o laptop e a arquitetura das modernas interfaces gráficas dos computadores .

Citações Alan Kay

„A melhor maneira de predizer o futuro é inventá-lo.“

—  Alan Kay

Variante: A melhor maneira de prever o futuro é inventando-o.
Fonte: Encontro em 1971, na PARC (Palo Alto Research Center).

„Se você não falha em pelo menos 90% das vezes, seus objetivos não foram ambiciosos o suficente.“

—  Alan Kay

if you don’t fail at least 90 percent of the time , you’re not aiming high enough
Chris Crawford on Game Design

„As coisas simples devem ser simples e as coisas complexas, possíveis.“

—  Alan Kay

simple things should be simple; complex things should be possible.
citado em Byte‎ - Página 274, Publicado por McGraw-Hill, 1982

„Most creativity is a transition from one context into another where things are more surprising.“

—  Alan Kay

ACM Queue A Conversation with Alan Kay Vol. 2, No. 9 - Dec/Jan 2004-2005 http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1039523
2000s
Contexto: Most creativity is a transition from one context into another where things are more surprising. There’s an element of surprise, and especially in science, there is often laughter that goes along with the “Aha.” Art also has this element. Our job is to remind us that there are more contexts than the one that we’re in — the one that we think is reality.

„Our job is to remind us that there are more contexts than the one that we’re in — the one that we think is reality.“

—  Alan Kay

ACM Queue A Conversation with Alan Kay Vol. 2, No. 9 - Dec/Jan 2004-2005 http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1039523
2000s
Contexto: Most creativity is a transition from one context into another where things are more surprising. There’s an element of surprise, and especially in science, there is often laughter that goes along with the “Aha.” Art also has this element. Our job is to remind us that there are more contexts than the one that we’re in — the one that we think is reality.

„The best way to predict the future is to invent it.“

—  Alan Kay

Alan Kay (1971) at a 1971 meeting of PARC http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/09/27/invent-the-future/
Similar remarks are attributed to Peter Drucker and Dandridge M. Cole.
Cf. Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future (1963): "The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented."
Nigel Calder reviewed Gabor's book and wrote, "we cannot predict the future, but we can invent it..."
1970s

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„A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.“

—  Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Point of view is worth 80 IQ points
Talk at Creative Think seminar, 20 July 1982 https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=Creative_Think.txt
1980s

„I finally understood that the half page of code on the bottom of page 13 of the Lisp 1.5 manual was Lisp in itself. These were “Maxwell’s Equations of Software!”“

—  Alan Kay

ACM Queue A Conversation with Alan Kay Vol. 2, No. 9 - Dec/Jan 2004-2005 http://www.acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=273&page=4
2000s

„… greatest single programming language ever designed. (About the Lisp programming language.)“

—  Alan Kay

2003. Daddy, Are We There Yet? A Discussion with Alan Kay http://www.openp2p.com/pub/a/p2p/2003/04/03/alan_kay.html
2000s

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