By Therese Hansen | November 21, 2008
Through the ages a lot of interesting (and some obscure) programming languages have entertained and confused people. At JAOO Aarhus 2008 Guy L. Steele and Richard P. Gabriel gave a presentation about languages and language constructs in a presentation that is a work of art in itself.
In the presentation called “50 in 50″ you can see Guy Steele rap about APL and later in the video about spelling keywords backwards. The song about God wrote in Lisp code is also a part of the presentation. Among the languages mentioned are APL, Cobol, AP/I, Scheme, IPL-V, AED, Madcap, Piet, SNOBOL, ADA, Algol60, Intercal, Logo, Perligata, Shakespeare, Lucid, Occam, HQ9+, MUMBLE, Rake, Perl and of course Lisp.
A fun, artistic and enlightning presentation full of interesting facts – and who better to do it than Richard P. Gabriel and Guy L. Steele (the great Quux). Nothing more to say than the rallying cry; More cowbell!
Watch the whole presentation here:JAOO | Tags: 2008, 50 in 50, ADA, Algol60, APL, Art, Cobol, Cowbell, guy steele, JAOO Aarhus, Lisp, Perl, Piet, Programming Languages, richard gabriel, Scheme, Shakespeare, video | 16 Comments »