[clug] [OT] Radical Innovation - maybe not accidental

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Apr 12 05:54:32 MDT 2010

Thought the list might find this paper interesting in how it applies to
Open Source and Software innovation.

"The Power Of The Context" by Alan Kay.
An early history of Xerox PARC and why it created so much innovation.

This paper/speech was given by Alan Kay in 2004 in response to receiving
the Charles Stark Draper Prize in Engineering.


"The Prize is awarded annually to individuals whose outstanding
engineering achievements have contributed to the well-being and freedom
of all humanity."

"Dr. Charles Stark Draper, the "father of inertial navigation," evolved
the theory, invented and developed the technology, and led the effort
that brought inertial navigation to operational use in aircraft, space
vehicles, and submarines."

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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