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is one of the inventors of the Smalltalk programming language and one of the fathers of the idea of Object-Oriented Programming. He is the conceiver of the laptop computer and the architect of the modern windowing GUI.

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

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"By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view -- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice"

Wired brings together two legendary minds: Alan Kay and Danny Hillis. The result is a fast-forward, neuron-boggling, early-warning scan of times ahead.


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