Today I have decided to share some of my favorite Alan Kay quotes. These are short words but with context can be very meaningful.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Remarks: This quote explains that future is in our hands. It is up to us how we make it. Future is very unpredictable and that is what makes it exciting.
“If you don’t fail at least 90 percent of the time, you’re not aiming high enough.”
Remarks: That is straight forward, don’t get discouraged by failure. Because, if you are failing it means you are doing something new.
“Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.”
Remarks: It is that we live in an environment and what surrounds us is our perspective. So, this quote emphasizes the value of point of view or context.
There are a lot more quotes and talks by Alan Kay, but I think I will try to cover them in future posts.
More information about Alay Kay can be found on his non-profit “Viewpoints Research Institute” website here.