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Kay, Alan (Alan Curtis) 1940-

Works: 11 works in 38 publications in 3 languages and 384 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Sources  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Alan Kay
Most widely held works by Alan Kay
TEDTalks : Alan Kay - A Powerful Idea About Teaching Ideas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Alan Kay not only coined this favorite tech-world adage, but has proven its truth several times. A true polymath and inventor, he has combined engineering brilliance with knowledge of child development, epistemology, molecular biology, and more. One of the true luminaries of personal computing, Alan Kay conceived of laptops and graphical interfaces years before they were realized. At XeroxPARC, Apple, HP, and Disney, he developed tools for improving the mind. Kay envisions better techniques for teaching kids by using computers to illustrate experience in many ways--mathematically and scientifically--that only computers can in this TEDTalk
Doing with images makes symbols : communicating with computers by Alan Kay( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives history of the computer, the story of the window and mouse designs, best known on the Apple Macintosh, and Sketchpad, a program from the 1960's. Explores human psychology and the multimentality theories involved with the design of PARC
The reactive engine by Alan Kay( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maruchimedia( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FLEX, a flexible extendable language by Alan Kay( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The FLEX system consists of merged 'hardware' and 'software' that is optimized towards handling algorithmic operations in an interactive, man-machine dialog. The basic form is that of a hardware implementation of a parametric compiler embedded in an environment that is well-suited for semantically describing and pragmatically executing a large class of languages. The semantic language is called FLEX, includes the compiler-compiler as a string operator and is used as the basic medium for carrying out processes. It is of a higher-level nature and may itself be used for describing many algorithmic processes. The machine itself is designed to be of the desk-top variety and sell at a low price. (Modified author abstract)
Aran kei( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful ideas in the classroom : using Squeak to enhance math and science learning by B. J Allen-Conn( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer-Software : Algorithmen und Datenstruktur, Programmiersprachen ...( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Graphics assembly 7-14-77( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Demonstration of computer drawing. Apparently compiled from several films, some black and white and some color; and sound does not begin until approximately halfway through
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.16 for TEDTalks : ... to 0.99 for Kay, Alan ...)

Alternative Names
Alan Kay americký informatik

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Alan Kay amerikanischer Informatiker

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Alan Kay informaticien américain

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Alan Kurtis Key

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Curtis Kay, Alan 1940-

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Kay, Alan C. 1940-

Kay, Alan C. (Alan Curtis), 1940-

Kay, Alan Curtis 1940-

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