20 Feb 2004 kjwoo   » (Observer)

Now for something entirely different...

I downloaded and watched the first part of the first lecture in the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs series today. It was very basic intro stuff, but I did find a few things interesting.

One was that Hal Abelson isn't a bad lecturer, but I always assumed that he'd be downright excellent. He's pretty good, but not perfect -- it makes him seem much more human. :)

Another was that Abelson was saying "Lisp" where he meant "Scheme". Granted, the videos are from the '80s -- he may have rightly thought that Scheme would become the dominant flavour of Lisp. It's still interesting, and something I'm going to have to point out to anyone new to the Lisp world that I point to those videos.

The third amusing thing -- the clothes. Especially the collars. I had to laugh.

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