A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages

The 1972 paper by Alan Kay, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Dynabook. (via Coding Horror.)

This note speculates about the emergence of personal, portable
information manipulators and their effects when used by both
children and adults. Although it should be read as science
fiction, current trends in miniaturization and price reduction
almost guarantee that many of the notions discussed will actually
happen in the near future.

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I just got done reading this

I just got done reading this paper. Here is a link to a PDF laboriously scanned from microfilm:


Its amazing how dynabook is finally happening now more than forty years after it was envisioned.