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Alan Kay on the meaning of "object oriented"

I didn't know that Alan Kay originally coined the term "object oriented programming". It seems he was *very* close to our way of thinking back in those early days (late 60's).

- I thought of objects being like biological cells and/or individual
computers on a network, only able to communicate with messages (so
messaging came at the very beginning -- it took a while to see how to
do messaging in a programming language efficiently enough to be

Too bad it went so wrong