Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 10:15 UTC
In the News Andrew Binstock interviews Alan Kay, and there are just so many fantastic quotes and insights in there I have no idea what to pick as the OSNews item. This one? "Pop culture holds a disdain for history. Pop culture is all about identity and feeling like you're participating. It has nothing to do with cooperation, the past or the future - it's living in the present," Kay argues, "I think the same is true of most people who write code for money. They have no idea where [their culture came from] - and the Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs." What about this gem? "I was never a great programmer. That's what got me into making more powerful programming languages." Or, my personal favourite: "My interest in education is unglamorous. I don't have an enormous desire to help children, but I have an enormous desire to create better adults." Read this. Now. That's an order.
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RE[3]: The guy is an Elitist
by robertson on Thu 12th Jul 2012 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The guy is an Elitist"
robertson
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2010-04-30

"Uh, is getting Socrates into heaven some sort of major theological issue that I've never heard of?

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From the interview: "It solves a thorny problem that the other churches haven't touched in 2,000 years."

It is simply not true that the other churches have not touched this "problem" in 2,000 years. Here's a good article to read on the topic:

http://fatherstephen.wordpress.com/bishop-hilarion-alfeyev-on-the-d...

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RE[4]: The guy is an Elitist
by Nth_Man on Thu 12th Jul 2012 16:08 in reply to "RE[3]: The guy is an Elitist"
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2010-05-16

It is simply not true that the other churches have not touched this "problem" in 2,000 years. Here's a good article to read on the topic:

http://fatherstephen.wordpress.com/bishop-hilarion-alfeyev-on-the-d...

You're right. That 'have not touched this "problem"' that Kay said wasn't true. Also, another example is in
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a5p1.ht...

They talk about it and give those references:
Cf. Council of Rome (745): DS 587
Benedict XII, Cum dudum (1341): DS 1011
Clement VI, Super quibusdam (1351): DS 1077
Council of Toledo IV (625): DS 485
Mt 27:52-53.

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