Subject: Re: Why lisp failed in the marketplace
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/03/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* Mike McDonald
| Remember, this was in one of those silly "Introduction to AI" classes.
| Running Eliza in batch mode isn't very exciting. Now that I'm more
| knowledgable about lisp, I can see where it's useful even in batch
| mode. But I couldn't back then as a first introduction.

I wonder if the purported failure in the marketplace is due _only_ to bad
first introductions and resulting prejudice.  once people get over their
first introductions (or the bad (formal) introductions aren't their first),
they seem to stay with Lisp.

if you think big enough, you never have to do it