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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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I Love Lisp

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Lisp is still my favorite programming language.  6.001 is still one of my favorite classes.  Parentheses are my friend.

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Thanks Shawn.

  • http://www.emaildashboard.com Deva Hazarika

    If you were cooler you would love Scheme.

    • Steve Bergstein

      I know for a fact that 6.001 used Scheme and not Lisp. I also know that I couldn't describe the differences and suspect that Brad couldn't either.

      It would almost be fun to re-experience “The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs” AKA 6.001.

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Steve is correct – 6.001 used Scheme so I guess I love Scheme also.

  • http://aaronwhite.tumblr.com Aaron White

    Ever tried Standard ML? She can be highly critical (to the point of cruelty), but she'll always have my heart

  • http://robjohnson.tumblr.com Rob

    I'm definitely with you. I love how Lisp and it's recursion-hungry heart can make for some beautiful and elegant answers to complicated problems.

  • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

    I just found out from a reader that 6.001 is no more – http://www-tech.mit.edu/V126/N63/63course6.html. Deep sadness. Good hacks though. http://ericschmiedl.com/hacks/index15.html

  • http://karyng.typepad.com/soaking_in_samsara Karyn German

    Lisp was my first professional coding language when I started my career in 1987 (man, I'm old). There were perks to working for the “Intelligence Community”.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/deva_hazari2084 deva_hazari2084

    If you were cooler you would love Scheme.

  • Aaron White

    Ever tried Standard ML? She can be highly critical (to the point of cruelty), but she'll always have my heart

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Steve is correct – 6.001 used Scheme so I guess I love Scheme also.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Never heard of Standard ML. I just looked it up on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_ml - interesting.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/steve_bergs2127 steve_bergs2127

    I know for a fact that 6.001 used Scheme and not Lisp. I also know that I couldn't describe the differences and suspect that Brad couldn't either.

    It would almost be fun to re-experience "The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" AKA 6.001.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    I just found out from a reader that 6.001 is no more – http://www-tech.mit.edu/V126/N63/63course6.html. Deep sadness. Good hacks though. http://ericschmiedl.com/hacks/index15.html

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rnjohnson rnjohnson

    I'm definitely with you. I love how Lisp and it's recursion-hungry heart can make for some beautiful and elegant answers to complicated problems.

  • Karyn German

    Lisp was my first professional coding language when I started my career in 1987 (man, I'm old). There were perks to working for the "Intelligence Community".

  • http://syabac.student.ipb.ac.id syabac

    i've coding in Lisp and Scheme,
    it easy to learn..

  • http://syabac.student.ipb.ac.id syabac

    i've coding in Lisp and Scheme,
    it easy to learn..

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