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  Daddy, Are We There Yet? A Discussion with Alan Kay
Subject:   History and Development Systems
Date:   2004-02-13 22:55:57
From:   mhamrick23
" A recurring theme in our conversation is that much is lost to the programming community because we don't have a good sense of history."

Anyone interested in the history of computing should check out not only the Computer History Museum, but also Bruce Damer's DigiBarn.

I donated my Valdocs system, NeXT Slab, and BeBox to the DigiBarn. Each represented not so much a hardware revolution, but more of a change in the way users interacted with their environments.

The programming environment that came with NeXTStep was, at the time, nothing short of a miracle. I'm happy to see it make it's return as MacOS X.