Subject: Re: PART TWO: winning industrial-use of lisp:  Re: Norvig's latest paper on Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 14:19:33 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* James A. Crippen
| Hmm.  This sounds like something that was probably imported from German way
| back when.  Do you know?

  Sorry, I have tried to research this today, and came up empty-handed.
  It has nothing to do with the Bible, though.

| Why should the youth be considered ignorant if they can't understand a word
| that is actively suppressed by their educational system?

  Because they have read at least 1000 pages of literature that uses it, just
  like English speakers are expected to understand Shakespear, but not to write
  in his language.

  Active and passive vocabulary are two _very_ different things.
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