Personal Dynamic Media Article
aalpar at ix.netcom.com
Fri Apr 5 19:11:48 UTC 2002
Oh ... one more thing for old computer buffs.
There were some articles (I think) that showed up in the "Analytical Engine",
a publication of the Computer Historical Association of California, (Alan, I
*think* the Kip Crosby wanted to interview you for an ariticle of I remember
correctly). Anyhow - there might be some interesting stuff in those about
the whole Smalltalk/Logo/Education thing....
On Friday 05 April 2002 11:38 am, Alan Kay wrote:
> Jerry --
> Thanks very much for doing this.
> For those who are interested, this was originally a proposal to NSF
> in 1975 (written by Adele Goldberg and myself) to get support for
> large scale longitudinal studies of the effects of Smalltalk-72
> programming by children. NSF deemed this to be much too controversial
> (they were funding Seymour Papert at the time and were starting to
> get cold feet about LOGO as well) and turned down our request.
> In 1976 we edited the proposal and published this orange PARC report.
> Then we got asked to do an article for IEEE Computer, and Adele
> decided to really edit it down. So this is a hefty superset of the
> IEEE Computer article. Then I got asked to do a Scientific American
> article for their special issue on Microcomputing for Sept 77. (We
> should scan that one in also ... .)
> At 9:52 AM -0600 4/5/02, Jerry Bell wrote:
> >Well, I don't have that one, but I do have a Xerox PARC Orange Book (well,
> >it >looks< orange) entitled Personal Dynamic Media. It's stamped (c) 1976
> >in the front cover and is the greatest find my wife has made on Ebay to
> >I've been meaning to scan and post it for some time now. I was afraid to
> >scan it for fear that it would come unbound. Well, I went ahead and
> > scanned it this morning, and it did indeed unbind :( - but I guess I can
> > always get it professionally rebound.
> >I just happen to be testing a new T1 line here, so I'm going to
> > temporarily make a PDF of the book available at
> > http://220.127.116.11/pdm.pdf - in a few days I'll move it to a more
> > permanent home on dolphinharbor.org. Please let me know if anyone has
> > any problems accessing it.
> >This is a really great little book and I'm sure that just about every
> >Squeaker out there will be interested in seeing it.
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Daniel Erasmus [mailto:daniel at justdaft.com]
> >> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 1:03 AM
> >> To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> >> Subject: Personal Dynamic Media Article
> >> Hi,
> >> Does anyone know where I can get hold of a copy of the
> >> following article:
> >> Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg, "Personal Dynamic Media," IEEE
> >> Computer 10(3),
> >> pp. 31-41 (March, 1977).
> >> I keep seeing it mentioned, and quoted, but I can find it
> >> nowhere on the
> >> net. For an article that, from the bits and pieces I have
> >> been able to
> >> read, so well describe what a computer should be, it is realy
> >> strange that
> >> it is so difficult to find.
> >> About the only piece I have found so far is:
> >> "enough power to outrace your senses of sight and hearing,
> >> enough capacity
> >> to store for later retrieval thousands of page- equivalents
> >> of reference
> >> material, poems, letter, recipes, records, drawings,
> >> animations, musical
> >> scores, waveforms, dynamic simulations, and anything else you
> >> would like to
> >> remember and change..."
> >> Thank you,
> >> Daniel
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