Dr. Adele Goldberg is one of the most respected people in the software industry.  She worked for the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for many years and is the cofounder of ParcPlace-Digitalk, a company which produces application development environments for corporate software developers.  Dr. Goldberg has served as president of the ACM and has received numerous awards for her contributions to computing.  Along with Alan Kay, Dr. Goldberg developed Smalltalk and wrote much of the documentation.  Smalltalk was used to prototype the WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointers) interface at Xerox Parc, the cornerstone for today's modern graphical user interfaces. 
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