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Dr. Alan Kay wins Honorary Degree from Northwestern Univ.

On February 5, Northwestern University, the United States announced that Dr. Alan Kay known as a father of “personal computer” would receive honorary degree from the university.

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Dr. Kay was presented the Kyoto Prize in 2004 for “creation of the concept of modern personal computing and outstanding contribution to its realization.” In late 1960s, a couple of persons normally worked with a huge computer. Dr. Kay then proposed the concept of the personal computer that could be portable and connectable to a wireless network. The model that Dr. Kay produced was endowed to the Inamori Foundation and now displayed at the Kyoto Prize Library in the Inamori Center at Kyoto University.

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Congratulations for this time honor!

Related Link

-Dr.Alan Curtis Kay, Computer Scientist

2004 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Advanced Technology

https://www.kyotoprize.org/en/laureates/alan_curtis_kay

-Kyoto Prize Library, Kyoto Univ.

https://www.kyotoprize.org/en/about/library

 

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