In this article I feel compelled to pay tribute to one of mymentors, Neil Postman, who passed away in October 2003. As astudent of and believer in much of Postmans philosophy, it is mydesire to help carry his legacy through my work and strive tocreate ways in which to amuse ourselves to life.
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What have Alan Kay and his research team been up to for the past few years? Our Spring issue of ACM Computers in Entertainment will include a report from Alan and his colleagues on their work with children and adults around the globe.In 2001 Kay founded Viewpoints Research Institute, Inc. -- a non-profit organization that serves as the umbrella for further… (More)