Tuesday, 25 October 2011

( sad world (dead (John McCarthy)))

It's been a sad month for the computing world as we lose another great icon.

John McCarthy invented LISP and in doing was a pioneer of AI - contributing heavily to the field.

He will be greatly missed.

The register have written a better article on all his many contributions here: Father of Lisp and AI John McCarthy has died

If you're wondering how this relates to ruby - remember that ruby has been described as "an acceptable version of LISP"

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