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RE: Scheme, Lisp, and a Central Future

This story was in the recent Slashdot interview with Kent Pitman:


It happened in the Panama Canal Zone.

Kevin Kelleher

} -----Original Message-----
} From: Seth Gordon [mailto:sethg@ropine.com]
} Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 07:22
} To: rdsteph@earthlink.net
} Cc: ll1-discuss@ai.mit.edu; matthias@ccs.neu.edu
} Subject: Re: Scheme, Lisp, and a Central Future
} Surely one of the Lisp wizards here can help me fill in the 
} blanks on this
} story:
} _____, an American Lisp hacker, was once at some international
} conference, and got into a conversation with some Lisp hackers from
} _____.  He asked them: "Does it bother you that the keywords for most
} programming languages are in English?"  They replied: "Does it bother
} you that the terms used to annotate musical scores are in Italian?"
} -- 
} "It was when she started defending habeas corpus that things 
} went downhill."
}   --Robert Jones, VP of California State University, 
} describing how a CSU
}     commencement speaker was booed off the stage for 
} defending civil rights
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