Mac-inspiring scientist receives industry accolades

Mac-inspiring scientist receives industry accolades The man whose work helped inspire the Mac, esteemed HP Labs fellow Alan Kay has been recognized with one of the highest honours in the technology industry, the Kyoto Prize. Kay, who once said: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”, received the 2004 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology from the Inamori Foundation. The Foundation said he was “chosen for creating the concept of personal computing and contributing to its realization.” It’s the third major science award Kay has received this year. He received the Association of Computing Machinery’s 2003...

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