Subject: Answers to Alan Kay questions...
From: "Brian J. Fox" <bfox@ua.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 12:30:24 -0700

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To: "Brian J. Fox" <bfox@ua.com>
From: Alan Kay <Alan.Kay@squeakland.org>
Subject: Re: [bfox@ua.com: Re: Objective IT review of Redhat]
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Brian --

I think I'm missing some important context here.

But just for the record:

   * we are out of Disney
   * we've formed a non-profit "Viewpoints Research Institute"
   * all of our software is completely open, free and unencumbered
   * we are looking for *good funding*

Let me know more please.

Cheers,

Alan

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>To: turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp
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>Subject: Re: Objective IT review of Redhat
>Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 10:38:06 -0700
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>    From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp>
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>    Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 12:19:23 +0900
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>    >>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lord <lord@regexps.com> writes:
>
>        Tom> Really, a little imagination,
>
>    Unfortunately, we don't _have_ intuition for the desktop.  Why should
>    we?  We don't use desktops or the important apps on them!
>
>        Tom> armed with good technological prejudices and backed up with
>        Tom> money, can do a lot of good.  That's something we should have
>        Tom> been doing for the past 5 years, at least.
>
>        Tom> Let's go.
>
>        Tom> Now.
>
>    Count me out, and my money, too.  I wouldn't be good at it.  And I'm
>    not willing to bet my money, when the whole point of putting money
>    into it is to attract people who aren't particularly interested in the
>    problem for itself to work on it.  _They_ won't be good at it, either.
>
>    This is a task that requires people who are both very good at and
>    interested in what they are doing.  We don't have many of those at
>    all, for the desktop.  I just don't see how you intend to get past
>    that obstacle.  Throwing money at it is unlikely to help IMO.
>
>I agree with Stephen, wholeheartedly.
>
>So why not save Alan Kay from certain slow death at Disney, and fund
>him outside of that realm?  There are a quite a few hackers who would
>love to cut their teeth working with Alan, and *he* certainly is both
>very good at and very interested the way in which people use
>computers.
>
>Brian
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>     Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll


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== The Difference Between Cultures: ==
    Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
    Liberte', E'galite', Fraternite'
    Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll