“The people who did the browser mistook it as an application. They flunked Operating Systems 101”

So many great observations and thoughts in this interview with Alan Kay. Like this gem:

The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs.

And also:

I like to say that in the old days, if you reinvented the wheel, you would get your wrist slapped for not reading. But nowadays people are reinventing the flat tire. I’d personally be happy if they reinvented the wheel, because at least we’d be moving forward. If they reinvented what Engelbart did, we’d be way ahead of where we are now.

I’m linking to the one-page print version because the original is split across multiple pages.