• Alan Kay tribute to Ted Nelson

    From Chickenhead@VERT to All on Fri Oct 25 17:29:41 2019
    Just thought I would post this here as a bit of general interest in computer archaeology as well as possible future (hopefully). Alan Kay is of course the creator of Smalltalk, and the "GUI" that inspired Steve Jobs. Ted Nelson is the iconoclastic mind behind Project Xanadu, what would inspire that which we call the "world wide web"...or as Ted would say, "they stole the idea, and badly."

    This is a fascinating video...I had no idea that Ted and Alan had crossed paths, and even less of an ide that Alan's future wife was involved with the creation of TRON.

    https://youtu.be/AnrlSqtpOkw


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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Chickenhead on Fri Oct 25 21:52:25 2019
    Re: Alan Kay tribute to Ted Nelson
    By: Chickenhead to All on Fri Oct 25 2019 17:29:41

    This is a fascinating video...I had no idea that Ted and Alan had crossed paths, and even less of an ide that Alan's future wife was involved with the creation of TRON.
    https://youtu.be/AnrlSqtpOkw

    Thanks!

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Chickenhead on Sat Oct 26 10:18:00 2019
    Chickenhead wrote to All <=-

    Just thought I would post this here as a bit of general interest in computer archaeology as well as possible future (hopefully). Alan Kay
    is of course the creator of Smalltalk, and the "GUI" that inspired
    Steve Jobs. Ted Nelson is the iconoclastic mind behind Project
    Xanadu, what would inspire that which we call the "world wide web"...or
    as Ted would say, "they stole the idea, and badly."

    This is a fascinating video...I had no idea that Ted and Alan had
    crossed paths, and even less of an ide that Alan's future wife was involved with the creation of TRON.

    https://youtu.be/AnrlSqtpOkw


    Cool. Will check it out.

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