HP Hires Computer Pioneer Alan Kay
Kay will work at HP developing new software platforms based on open-source code for devices and distributed applications.Computer pioneer Alan Kay is joining Hewlett-Packard Co. as a senior fellow in HP Labs focusing on the development of new software platforms. Kay, who gave the industry the widely-quoted comment, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it," will work at HP developing new software platforms based on open-source code for devices and distributed applications, according to the Palo Alto, Calif., company. "Alans interests coincide perfectly with our efforts to create a new software platform for the 21st century," Patrick Scaglia, vice president for HP Labs Internet and Computing Platform Technologies group, said in a statement.
"I agree with HP on the need to support standards-based, modular systems, where it makes sense for users and the industry," Kay said in a statement.