Friday, February 24, 2006

Alan Kay: Is Computer Science as Oxymoron?

Alan Kay: Is Computer Science as Oxymoron?:
Alan Kay's title slide, up during the intro says Is the Best Way to Predict the Future to {Invent,Prevent} It? with the {Invent,Prevent} alternating between each other. He jokes that this afternoon's talk can be summed up by the fact that he has to wear two microphones to speak instead of one. The talk was billed as "Software Engineering vs. Computer Science, so I'm anxious to see how his title relates to that. I have some more photos too.

(Via Phil Windley's Technometria.)

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