What was the last paper within the realm of computing you read and loved? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Otherwise, just come, listen, and discuss in a low ego, friendly environment.
Nikolas Martens will be presenting "A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages" by Alan Kay ( http://www.vpri.org/pdf/hc_pers_comp_for_children.pdf ).
From the abstract:
"This note speculates about the emergency of personal, portable information manipulators and their effects when used by both children and adults. Although it should be read as science fiction, current trends in miniaturization and price reduction almost guarantee that many of the notions discussed will actually happen in the near future."
Please join us on January 24th and find out if Kay was right!