Etech 2003
May 02, 2003
Alan Kay At Etech 2003

Confession time: I didn't even know who Alan Kay was until a week ago.
(Bio 1, Bio2.)

Now my mind is forever changed.

For this reason, it became important to me to preserve this presentation so that the information and wisdom it contains could be spread to a larger audience.

This page is still very much a work-in-progress, as there are still several names, dates and facts that need to be included. Please feel free to email me with any factoids and links that might serve to enrich the page.


Alan explains what his talk is going to be about: "...a little bit of complaining about where we are and what hasn't happened, pay tribute to a few things that were done a long time ago...(and) show you some ideas about how to make things better.." He also says that hopes to get the audience interested in Squeak so that he can enlist them in the project and that he will be previewing some alpha software at the end of his talk that he's really excited about.

(Note that this is a new link I've just put up for this at -- there were some problems with the other link. Let me know that this is working ok guys!)

Lisa Rein's Tour Of Alan Kay's Etech 2003 Presentation

Posted by Lisa at May 02, 2003 07:47 AM | TrackBack
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That was absolutely spellbinding - thanks so much for capturing that!

Posted by: otoro on May 3, 2003 01:18 PM

I guess the link to the videos is down. Could you suggest some alternate way of seeing them?

Posted by: Vishi on May 3, 2003 02:44 PM

Yep, the link works.

Posted by: Aaron Swartz on May 5, 2003 08:33 AM

Wow, thanks for doing this... I saw Kay give a similar talk at WWW3 back in 1995, and have ever since been wishing I had a tape of it... this is a fabulous resource!

Posted by: John Maxwell on May 5, 2003 09:15 AM

Thanks for doing this. It is beautiful. I finally have a way of showing my mom what it is I do!

Posted by: David A. Smith on May 5, 2003 01:58 PM

the link to all the movie files are broken. I can't view them or download them. Please help

Posted by: John Bates on May 26, 2003 08:02 PM
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