[squeakland] The Dynabook and modern computing

Benoît Fleury benoit.fleury at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 14:36:50 EDT 2013

Thank you Bert for the link.

I am not sure to understand this metaphor with agriculture.

"One way to think of all of these organizations is to realize that if
they require a charismatic leader who will shoot people in the knees
when needed, then the corporate organization and process is a failure.
It means no group can come up with a good decision and make it stick
just because it is a good idea. All the companies I’ve worked for have
this deep problem of devolving to something like the hunting and
gathering cultures of 100,000 years ago. If businesses could find a
way to invent “agriculture” we could put the world back together and
all would prosper."

If someone could explain me what it means.


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> Time interviews Alan Kay:
> http://techland.time.com/2013/04/02/an-interview-with-computing-pioneer-alan-kay/
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