John McCarthy, inventor of Lisp, dies at 84

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John McCarthy, inventor of Lisp, dies at 84

Postby findinglisp » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:08 am

Fly all your Lisp flags at half-mast:
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38977/
Cheers, Dave
Slowly but surely the world is finding Lisp. http://www.findinglisp.com/blog/
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Re: John McCarthy, inventor of Lisp, dies at 84

Postby Eudoxia » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:08 pm

Got this from LessWrong, he had a bunch of very interesting essays about technological progress: http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/index.html

I haven't read all of them, but there are many and it looks like he left a wealth of insights that were left mostly ignored. Such a sad thing. :cry:
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