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Well that is the default state of human affairs in general. Even Kay mentions that he was in a funk and hearing these great ideas from others and then putting them into slogans is what helped him repair part of his brain damage. Inventing the future is hard work, not everyone is cut out for it.

I don't think having a negative spin on having a buggy brain is the constructive approach. Avoiding the pop science is really the key point Alan Kay keeps going back to. Learn from the elders, there is much wisdom in the history of computing.




> "I don't think having a negative spin on having a buggy brain is the constructive approach."

I disagree. Having a "negative spin" is precisely what we need. We mostly do not even understand that we are stuck in a "Pink plane" (see Alan Kay videos for Pink|Blue plane definitions). Result: stagnation with more or less identical "paradigms" (see [1]) for more than 50 years (FORTRAN?).

Computing can do much better than Facebook or Google... where is my Dynabook?

[1]: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/concepts-techniques-and-model...




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