What excites the legendary computer scientist about the future? In a word: graphics.
Every year, David Gelernter’s students at Yale “are less and less able to express themselves in writing.” Unless that trend changes, old media may wither.
The Yale computer science expert believes books “are among the most beautiful things we have.” To replace them all with digital texts would be a serious blow to learning.
The concept that David Gelernter defined in the 1990s is fast becoming universal.
A conversation with the professor of computer science at Yale University.
Obstacles to software unification should have been surmounted already. When they are, David Gelernter will be a happy man.