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Submission + - John McCarthy has died (wired.com)

cstacy writes: John McCarthy, who coined the term "Artificial Intelligence" and helped found the field, invented LISP, garbage collection, time-sharing, and made other seminal contributions to computing, has died at age 84.
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John McCarthy has died

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