Thursday, April 22, 2004

Smalltalk Creator Wins 'Nobel Prize' of Computing

Smalltalk Creator Wins 'Nobel Prize' of Computing "One man's work to bring a biological model to the computer world has, 34 years later, led to a 2003 Turing Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), officials announced Monday.
Dr. Alan Kay will receive the "Nobel Prize of Computing" in a ceremony in June, as well as $100,000, for his pioneering work on Smalltalk, the first complete dynamic object-oriented programming (OOP) language. Today, the language is credited as the model for C (define) and Java; Kay is considered the first to coin the phrase "object-oriented."
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