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Submission + - Lisp Creator John McCarth dead at 84 (techcrunch.com)

johnjaydk writes: The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died last night.

Lisp was (and to some extend still is) a radical leap forward and have had a strong influence on a lot of other languages although many still refuse to see beauty between parens.

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Lisp Creator John McCarth dead at 84

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A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup and mustard.

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