Describing the idea as “A Personal Computer For Children of All Ages.” Kay wanted the Dynabook concept to embody the learning theories of Jerome Bruner and some of what Seymour Papert — who had studied with developmental psychologist Jean Piaget and who was one of the inventors of the Logo programming language — was proposing. This concept was created two years before the founding of Xerox PARC . The ideas led to the development of the Xerox Alto prototype, which was originally called “the interim Dynabook”.    It embodied all the elements of a graphical user interface, or GUI , as early as 1972. The software component of this research was Smalltalk , which went on to have a life of its own independent of the Dynabook concept.
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