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Alan Kay

Computer Scientist Alan Kay

Profession: Computer Scientist

United States of America

Why Famous: Known for his contributions to object-oriented programming and graphical user interfaces, which form the visual basis of all modern operating systems.

While working at Xerox PARC he helped develop the Smalltalk programming language.

Born: May 17, 1940
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

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