Huh?!? I actually had no idea. Following up that last Jonathan Edwards video I discovered that SAP are funding a PARC-style research lab run by Alan Kay (!!!!!), who has hired Vi Hart, Bret Victor and Edwards among others, to go and do their crazy software art, reinvention of programming stuff.

More : SAP Looks to Xerox for R&D Inspiration, Builds Idea Lab – Bloomberg Business

And here’s the GitHub repository. Which is a pretty damned awesome move.

Interesting this new surge of dynamic IDEs. First there was Brett Victor’s awesome demo. Now there’s LightTable (promoted on KickStarter, discussed on Quora)

Sporadic thoughts.

Is this implemented in the browser? (Bespin? CodeMirror)? Perhaps we’re seeing this explosion of innovation as IDE authors move to the cloud.

A Kickstarter project? That’s cool. But motivated by early investors getting licenses? Does it also mean that this next wave of software innovation will be abandoning Open Source as a model?

Elements of Jonathan Edwards’s Subtext in the tree of updates. Of course, he’s paying attention.