Alan Kay designed the first object-oriented programming language in the 1970s. Called Smalltalk, the programs were the basis for what is now known as windows technology—the ability to open more than one program at a time on a personal computer. However, when he first developed the idea, personal computers were only a concept. In fact, the idea of personal computers and laptops also belongs to Kay. He envisioned the Dynabook—a notebook-sized computer, with a keyboard on the bottom and a high-resolution screen at the top.
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