Finally, The Buzz Is About Smalltalk

In 1970, as U.S. corporations struggled to make sense of huge mainframes, Alan C. Kay, a freshly minted PhD, set out to build computers that even children could program. At Xerox Corp.'s ground-breaking Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), he began formulating a new programming language. It was to be simple enough for young minds to grasp yet powerful enough to help Kay and his starry-eyed research team build systems that had never been seen before. He called it Smalltalk.

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