The Roots of Lisp

I had put down a number of LISP books before, simply not getting it. Then, on a too long plane ride, I read Paul Graham’s The Roots of Lisp — and there it was, a brief piece that demonstrated the sheer elegance and beauty that is to be found ther…

I had put down a number of LISP books before, simply not getting it. Then, on a too long plane ride, I read Paul Graham’s The Roots of Lisp — and there it was, a brief piece that demonstrated the sheer elegance and beauty that is to be found there.If, like me, you’ve always wondered about LISP, but never got it, this might be the paper to read.