The 2004 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Computer Scientist
11 /12 Fri
13:00 - 17:10
Place： Kyoto international Conference Hall
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Alan Curtis Kay
In the second half of the 1960s, when the mainstream trend was toward ever larger computers, Dr. Kay proposed the concept of the personal computer as a tool to support the intellectual work of individuals, and so initiated a paradigm shift in the computer world. Furthermore, as a pioneer in the development of the graphic user interface and object-oriented language environment, he has made a fundamental contribution to the realization of today’s personal computing.