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If there is speech the government has interest in controlling, then let that control be obvious to the users.
--Lawrence Lessig

  The Reactive Engine

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Alan Kay's unconventional Ph.D. thesis at the University of Utah, "The Reactive Engine" (1969), described the design of an interactive computer called the FLEX machine (short for flexible extendible). His thesis comittee included Ivan Sutherland and Dave Evans.

Kay wrote that it is common knowledge that, if humans want to really learn an idea, they need to build a mental model of it. Like Engelbart in "Augmenting Human Intellect" (1962), Kay draws upon the lessons of linguist Benjamin Whorf, who concluded that the way people see, hear, and think about things is steered by language.

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