Alan Kay

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<p>From&nbsp;<span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay"><span>Wikipedia</span></a></span>:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Alan Curtis Kay</strong>&nbsp;(born May 17, 1940<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay#cite_note-1">[1]</a></sup>) is an American&nbsp;<a title="Computer scientist" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_scientist">computer scientist</a>. He has been elected a Fellow of the&nbsp;<a title="American Academy of Arts and Sciences" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Academy_of_Arts_and_Sciences">American Academy of Arts and Sciences</a>, the&nbsp;<a title="National Academy of Engineering" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Academy_of_Engineering">National Academy of Engineering</a>, and the&nbsp;<a title="Royal Society of Arts" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Society_of_Arts">Royal Society of Arts</a>.<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay#cite_note-2">[2]</a></sup>&nbsp;He is best known for his pioneering work on&nbsp;<a title="Object-oriented programming" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_programming">object-oriented programming</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Window (computing)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_(computing)">windowing</a>&nbsp;<a title="Graphical user interface" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface">graphical user interface</a>&nbsp;design.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He is the president of the&nbsp;<a title="Viewpoints Research Institute" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viewpoints_Research_Institute">Viewpoints Research Institute</a>, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the&nbsp;<a title="University of California, Los Angeles" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Los_Angeles">University of California, Los Angeles</a>. He is also on the advisory board of&nbsp;<a title="TTI/Vanguard" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TTI/Vanguard">TTI/Vanguard</a>. Until mid-2005, he was a Senior Fellow at&nbsp;<a title="HP Labs" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Labs">HP Labs</a>, a Visiting Professor at&nbsp;<a title="Kyoto University" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_University">Kyoto University</a>, and an Adjunct Professor at the&nbsp;<a title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a>&nbsp;(MIT).<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay#cite_note-3">[3]</a></sup>&nbsp;After 10 years at Xerox PARC, Kay became&nbsp;<a title="Atari" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari">Atari</a>'s chief scientist for three years.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Kay is also a former professional&nbsp;<a title="Jazz guitarist" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_guitarist">jazz guitarist</a>, composer, and theatrical designer, and an amateur classical&nbsp;<a title="Pipe organ" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_organ">pipe organist</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>



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