Summary of lispvan November 2008 meeting - 0x20 Years of Lisp Systems, a Personal Journey
Friday, November 28, 2008
November 2008 meeting of
lispvan, 15 people showed up to hear Norman Jaffe give us an interesting personal history of
the past 3-4 decades of
Lisp Machines and systems (which also roughly corresponds to the
historical timeline of the Lisp Machines). Norm brought along to the meeting a
variety of Lisp systems including a
Symbolics MacIvory, a
microExplorer, several current Lisp implementations running on an Asus
Eee PC, and a Lisp running on a
gumstix board/chip - quite a range of machines (as shown in this
picture of Norm getting setup for the presentation):
The movie of last night's presentation is available below (Note: that's Norm in both photos!):
Norm has also gave me permission to post his PowerPoint presentation online (Note: it's 66MB in size - twice the size of the movie!). It's worth looking at for both the high quality images and Norm's slide notes.
Thanks Norman for bringing in all the cool hardware for us to see (and play with!) and for the fascinating look at some pretty unique Lisp systems!