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Alan Kay's answer to In the early days of the computer mouse, what were the arguments for and against making it one-button versus having multiple buttons? - Quora
It’s worth contemplating the tradeoffs between having multiple buttons on the mouse vs “command keys” vs. having something like the NLS chord keyboard for more possibilities.

Where we are today is that most people use their systems much more than the 6 hours a day that Doug predicted, but they don’t want to do any concerted learning. This gives the worst of both worlds, in that people put in amazing amounts of time avoiding the smaller amounts of time needed to learn a real skill (this is “Humans 101”!) This is basically a bicycle with training wheels where no one realizes there are training wheels — so almost no one ever learns to ride a bike!

And most of the UIs today don’t provide any learning curves for the smaller percentage who can see that learning real skills would make a big difference.
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yesterday by jbrennan
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Masters degree in computer science or related field
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3 days ago by quesada
deep learning data scientist Jobs | LinkedIn
Masters degree in computer science or related field
Experience in machine learning, text analysis, and NLP
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3 days ago by quesada
Alan Kay's answer to Who is working on developing the Dynabook today? - Quora
Some of the contextual influences that influenced me back then were variously from Maria Montessori, Doug Engelbart, Seymour Papert, Jerome Bruner, Marshall McLuhan, etc. Papert’s work with Logo and children got my thinking to change radically from “personal computing as tools for adults” to “personal computing being like reading and writing”, thus children needed to start the journey into this new kind of “reading and writing” early in their life.

The “reading and writing” idea and children forces the computer to be regarded as “media” not just “tools”, and both of these ideas have contextual aspects (meaning that it’s not just what is written in a book that is important but what happens to a person when they get fluent in reading and writing and using this media to extend themselves). McLuhan, especially, had deep insights about this “We first shape tools and then they reshape us”, “The *medium* [itself] is the [big] message!” […]

In short, whenever you create technology, you are also creating a context that can deeply influence the course of thinking by the users (and this means that a technology is also a kind of curriculum). (These ideas were not at all thought about or known by the creators of Facebook, Twitter, etc, so they created disastrous “legal drugs” that most humans, especially children, have no defenses for.)
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7 weeks ago by jbrennan
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february 2018 by ljegou
(Some excerpts from recent Alan Kay emails)
"Socrates didn't charge for "education" because when you are in business, the "customer starts to become right". Whereas in education, the customer is generally "not right". Marketeers are catering to what people *want*, educators are trying to deal with what they think people *need* (and this is often not at all what they *want*). Part of Montessori's genius was to realize early that children *want* to get fluent in their surrounding environs and culture, and this can be really powerful if one embeds what they *need* in the environs and culture."

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january 2018 by robertogreco

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