I Wasn’t Prepared to Work

Before I started working, I lived in my half-basement bedroom of my father’s house. In there, I was equipped with a few large laser printers, a wall covered in dry-erase boards, a few bookshelves, a computer, and a bed. I was perhaps fortunate that between high school and the time I moved out, I . . . → Read More: I Wasn’t Prepared to Work

Rest In Peace, John McCarthy

John McCarthy passed away yesterday, and news broke today. He coined the term “artificial intelligence”, invented the programming language Lisp, invented garbage collection, and many other things.

Peter Norvig has confirmed this, as has Les Earnest. To quote him,

I just learned that John McCarthy passed away in his sleep last night. I . . . → Read More: Rest In Peace, John McCarthy