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Submission + - Alan Kay on 50 years of "objects"->

be_kul writes: "On July 21, Alan Kay of Smalltalk, Dynabook and other milestones fame, gave a talk at the Hasso Plattner Institute at Potsdam, Germany, on the history and future of objects and programming with some interesting examples. The Video from the talk is online under"
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Submission + - IBM's 1st Patent Granted 100 yrs ago - PunchCards->

darthcamaro writes: IBM got its first patent 100 years ago in 1911 for a punch card tabulation machine — i.e an early computing machine. According to IBM the same basic ideas of figuring out how store stuff are relevant today 100 years later.

"The very first patent was the foundation of early automated computing, where the punch card tabulation system is the heart of efficient data processing," Meyerson said. "Although it doesn't seem like mind numbing technology today, the fact of the matter is this was a game changer a hundred years ago."

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