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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 . Wikipedia

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

„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

„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, A Conversation with Alan Kay, 2004–05
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.

„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, A Conversation with Alan Kay, 2004–05
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.

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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

„Sun Microsystems had the right people to make Java into a first-class language, and I believe it was the Sun marketing people who rushed the thing out before it should have gotten out.“

—  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, A Conversation with Alan Kay, 2004–05

„I don't know how many of you have ever met Dijkstra, but you probably know that arrogance in computer science is measured in nano-Dijkstras.“

—  Alan Kay

The Computer Revolution hasn't happend yet — 1997 OOPSLA Keynote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKg1hTOQXoY
1990s

„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

1984 in Alan Kay's paper Inventing the Future which appears in The AI Business: The Commercial Uses of Artificial Intelligence, edited by Patrick Henry Winston and Karen Prendergast. As quoted by Eugene Wallingford in a post entiteled ALAN KAY'S TALKS AT OOPSLA http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/blog/archives/monthly/2004-11.html#e2004-11-06T21_03_42.htm on November 06, 2004 9:03 PM at the website of the Computer Science section of the University of Northern Iowa.
1980s

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