Alan Kay, Computer Literacy and Romance

Found this on my “fortune” program today:

“Computer literacy is a contact with the activity of computing deep enough to make the computational equivalent of reading and writing fluent and enjoyable. As in all the arts, a romance with the material must be well under way. If we value the lifelong learning of arts and letters as a springboard for personal and societal growth, should any less effort be spent to make computing a part of our lives?”

— Alan Kay, “Computer Software”, Scientific American, September 1984

Fantastic!

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