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Submission + - Creator Of Lisp, John McCarthy, Dead At84 (techcrunch.com)

edesio writes: The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died today. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first “computer-chess” match between scientists in the US and the USSR. He transmitted the moves by telegraph.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(computer_scientist)

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