Alan Kay quote

If you look at software today, through the lens of the history of engineering, it’s certainly engineering of a sort – but it’s the kind of engineering that people without the concept of the arch did. Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

— Alan Kay, ACM Queue, Vol 2. No. 9

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