Alan Kay on Education and the Web
GEMS AND JEWELS: And various little nuggets of wisdom and information from Mr. Alan Kay , who is widely credited for creating object-oriented programming, and for coining the phrase, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” No, no -- you haven’t opened the wrong newsletter! Mr. Kay holds a soft spot for education even if his views are a little rough around the edges. This money quote left us clicking through all four pages: “My interest in education is unglamorous. I don't have an enormous desire to help children, but I have an enormous desire to create better adults.” Now there’s a novel idea, albeit a scary one: let’s stop schooling kids and start improving adults!