First Post: Help me help immortalize Alan Kay and Doug Engelbart in the Humantheon Code Hero Hall
In my first "blog post" as a Code Hero team member I'm asking for your help to capture the essence of two of the greatest code heroes who have ever lived, Alan Kay and Doug Engelbart. Please consider how you can help immortalize our legendary hackers in Code Hero Hall in the days ahead because we've just lost Steve and Ritchie and McCarthy and now our dear friend Ilya at age 22 and we are losing too many heroes and we could lose any of us at any second before we have time to put our legacies into words and worlds and pathways for future hackers to follow in our footsteps. It brings me to tears to think how young we lost Ilya while the greatest programmers who've ever lived are still alive with us today and that we still have time to enlist their help inspiring the greatest hackers who will ever make their mark on tomorrow.
Ilya Zhitomirskiy touched many people's hearts at Noisebridge, and embodied the hacker spirit.
As a member of our family he will forever remain in our hearts.
Today is November 17, 2011 and I've lost track of how many days of crunch this makes it since we began pushing towards preordered private beta release to our supporters.
Today I met Alan Kay the founder of object oriented programming and graphical personal computing who handed the technological torch the XEROX PARC team created in the first Alto to Steve Jobs and Apple to ignite the affordable Macintosh. All I know is, we're about to talk to Alan Kay and Doug Engelbart the father of mice and bootstrapping and so many things in one mother of all demos that you just have to watch it yourself. I'm talking to Alan and Doug about immortalizing them in the Humantheon Code Hero Hall.
I want you to submit interview question ideas and mission scenarios for Code Hero that you could imagine playing through to capture some of the genius of these greats to relive their foundational achievements, to help them with their Bootstrapping Collective IQ Initiative and Viewpoint Institute educational research today, and to take their innovations to a whole new level with something big and bold that helps invent the future so we can solve our greatest problems faster enough to reach escape velocity.
Please comment with your questions, scenarios and immortalization ideas here or email me at email@example.com.