Sketchpad: A man-machine graphical communication system

Ivan Sutherland's famous thesis has been rereleased in a new electronic edition. This is a freely downloadable and high-quality PDF version created by Alan Blackwell and Kerry Rodden.

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I really want to call

I really want to call Sketchpad the first visual programming language, the first "live" language, and perhaps the first OO language, but I get a lot of push back on whether or not Sketchpad is really a programming language. So it has constraints and prototypes, but it is extremely limited in its domain. Any ideas?

Sketchpad is at least a

Sketchpad is at least a programming experience. :-)