Thursday, Jan. 4th
Big businesses have been created on top of great innovation. The inverse is, according to Kay, unlikely, if not impossible: One cannot innovate under business objectives. Businesses are trying to solve problems—fundamental research, first of all, finds problems.
This references some intersting Alan Kay emails that have apparently been made public.
Has there ever been as pure of research focused look at interaction design since Xerox PARC? I would think not especially considering that all of our operating system analogies are still the same today (see also: Files.app on iOS).