Alan Kay

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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 813,851 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Alan Kay is the 19th most popular computer scientist (down from 18th in 2019), the 1,596th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,408th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Alan Kay ranks 19 out of 205Before him are Ken Thompson, Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vint Cerf, George Dantzig, and Larry Page. After him are Marvin Minsky, John Backus, Sergey Brin, Leonard Kleinrock, Dorothy Vaughan, and Maurice Wilkes.

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Among people born in 1940, Alan Kay ranks 97Before him are Masahiro Hamazaki, Nobuyoshi Araki, Mike Hailwood, Fabrizio De André, Wilma Rudolph, and Frida Boccara. After him are Régis Debray, Phil Ochs, Vladimir Cosma, Toshihide Maskawa, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, and Anthony Fauci.

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Among people born in United States, Alan Kay ranks 1,596 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Drake (1930), Jeff Koons (1955), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), George Stevens (1904), Lady Bird Johnson (1912), and Art Tatum (1909). After him are Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Doc Holliday (1851), Marvin Minsky (1927), Henry Heimlich (1920), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), and William Standish Knowles (1917).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Alan Kay ranks 12Before him are Ken Thompson (1943), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Vint Cerf (1943), George Dantzig (1914), and Larry Page (1973). After him are Marvin Minsky (1927), John Backus (1924), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Larry Tesler (1945), and J. C. R. Licklider (1915).