Alan Kay

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Alan Kay

Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Kay has received more than 718,852 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular computer scientist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 720k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Alan Kay ranks 18 out of 187Before him are Marvin Minsky, Edgar F. Codd, Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Ken Thompson, and Vint Cerf. After him are George Dantzig, John Backus, Larry Page, Dorothy Vaughan, Ivan Sutherland, and Sergey Brin.

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Among people born in 1940, Alan Kay ranks 88Before him are Gojko Mitić, Rudi Dutschke, Sepp Piontek, Milena Dravić, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Marlène Jobert. After him are Dionne Warwick, Mike Hailwood, Linda Gray, Thomas A. Steitz, Frida Boccara, and Vittorio Storaro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Kay ranks 1,408 out of 12,171Before him are Neil Diamond (1941), William Morris Davis (1850), Erich Segal (1937), Val Kilmer (1959), Scott McKenzie (1939), and Roger D. Kornberg (1947). After him are Rick Rubin (1963), Arthur Ashe (1943), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Ted Turner (1938), Gillian Anderson (1968), and Robert Curl (1933).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Alan Kay ranks 11Before him are John McCarthy (1927), Marvin Minsky (1927), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Ken Thompson (1943), and Vint Cerf (1943). After him are George Dantzig (1914), John Backus (1924), Larry Page (1973), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Ivan Sutherland (1938), and J. C. R. Licklider (1915).

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