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How to Take Over the World, According to Alan Kay

I did a video shoot of Alan Kay for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of PLATO Conference yesterday, and after I got done shooting the video, Alan told me a little anecdote. I'd asked him what he thought of the rumored tablet coming out from Apple supposedly next week. It made him recall the time that he'd been invited to attend the January 9th, 2007 MacWorld keynote by Steve Jobs where Steve announced the iPhone for the first time to the public. After the event, Alan recalled Steve walking up to him to show him the new iPhone in person. He asked Alan, "So, did we build something worth criticizing?" Alan recalls telling him sure, but if you could just make the screen 5" by 8", you would take over the world. Steve's eyes apparently lit up.

Perhaps Apple takes over the world next week?

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