[SATLUG] RIP John McCarthy, inventor of LISP

Lance Schneider schneider.lh at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 12:33:40 CDT 2011


Amazing how a few individuals have provided so many innovative, fundamental
concepts that seem so intuitive in hindsight.

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Mike Wallace <m.a.wallace at gmail.com>wrote:

>  As taken from
>
> http://drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/231901597?cid=DDJ_nl_upd_2011-10-25_h
> :
>
> "The designer of LISP, father of AI, and inventor of garbage collection
> passed away this week leaving a legacy of far-sighted innovation.
>
> Today, we mark the death of another giant of programming, "Uncle" John
> McCarthy. Like the subject of this month's earlier commemoration, Dennis
> Ritchie, McCarthy created an elegant programming language whose syntax
> persists today. He also foresaw the need for several technologies that have
> subsequently been widely adopted in software development."
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