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Alan Kay's Profile

Brief about Alan Kay: By info that we know Alan Kay was born at 1940-05-17. And also Alan Kay is American Scientist.

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Tags: Best, Future, Wisdom

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

Tags: Serious, Software, Technology

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.

Tags: Wisdom, Worth

If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough.

Tags: Enough, High, Time

Context is worth 80 IQ points.

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Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.

Tags: Everyone, Voting, Whatever

Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born.

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The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.

Tags: Act, Nature, Technology

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.

Tags: Flower, Mind, Time

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

Tags: Done, Integrity, Today

The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here.

Tags: Here, Positive, Truth

There's a long record here of being wrong. There's a good reason for it. There are probably multiple reasons. Certainly proliferation is a hard thing to track, particularly in countries that deny easy and free access and don't have free and open societies.

Tags: Free, Good, Hard

This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you're more interested in asking questions, and I'll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability.

Tags: Best, Few, Happy

A great deal has been accomplished by the team, and I do think it important that it goes on and it is allowed to reach its full conclusion. In fact, I really believe it ought to be better resourced and totally focused on WMD; that that is important to do it.

Tags: Fact, Great, Team

The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD. It turns out that we were all wrong, probably in my judgment, and that is most disturbing.

Tags: Judgment, Service, Wrong

Both of us are known for probably at times regrettable streak of independence.

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I've seen looting around the world and thought I knew the best looters in the world. The Iraqis excel at that.

Tags: Best, Knew, Thought

Let me begin by saying, we were almost all wrong, and I certainly include myself here.

Tags: Here, Saying, Wrong

The Libyan program recently discovered was far more extensive than was assessed prior to that.

Tags: Discovered, Far, Program

And let me take one of the explanations most commonly given: Analysts were pressured to reach conclusions that would fit the political agenda of one or another administration. I deeply think that is a wrong explanation.

Tags: Another, Political, Wrong

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