|Alan Kay, 1987|
An excerpt from Alan Kay's Wikipedia article offers the following relevant info:
"In 1966, Alan began graduate school at the University of Utah College of Engineering, earning a Master's degree and a Ph.D. degree. There, he worked with Ivan Sutherland, who had done pioneering graphics programs including Sketchpad. This greatly inspired Kay's evolving views on objects and programming."Relive some exciting moments in computing history with these videos!!
"Kay is one of the fathers of the idea of object-oriented programming, which he named, along with some colleagues at PARC and predecessors at the Norwegian Computing Center. He conceived the Dynabook concept which defined the conceptual basics for laptop and tablet computers and E-books, and is the architect of the modern overlapping windowing graphical user interface (GUI)."
(FYI: Alan starts talking at 2:38 minutes into the video after Brian Harvey's introduction.)
Along with Alan's presentation are excerpts of a demo for the "Sketch Pad" given by Ivan Sutherland from 1962.
|Ivan Sutherland, Sketch Pad demo, 1962|
You'll also see parts of Douglas Engelbart's 1968 amazing Mother of All Demos. An excerpt from Wikipedia describes more on the demo:
"The Mother of All Demos is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart's December 9, 1968 demonstration of experimental computer technologies that are now commonplace. The live demonstration featured the introduction of a system called NLS which included one of the earliest computer mouses as well as of video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, revision control, and a collaborative real-time editor."
|Douglas Engelbart, Mother of All Demos, 1968|