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[ih] John McCarthy
- Subject: [ih] John McCarthy
- From: bob.hinden at gmail.com (Bob Hinden)
- Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 05:48:22 +0000
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I never meet him, but have fond memories of reading his "LISP 1.5 Programmer's Manual" while I was working on a LISP interpreter for a GE415. I recently discovered the book is available on Amazon.
On Oct 26, 2011, at 3:52 PM, Guy Almes wrote:
> We note with sadness the death of John McCarthy. He is not strongly associated with the Internet, but his vigorous leadership, especially at SAIL, contributed to a thriving ARPAnet community, and his ideas about how an infrastructure of consumer-oriented time-sharing systems contributed to some of the application ideas we see now in the consumer-oriented Internet.
> Any comments?
> -- Guy