Lisp machine wisdom

From: Brad Parker <>
Date: Mon Dec 13 15:45:06 2004

Jules Richardson wrote:
>Makes perfect sense :)
>A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power
>off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing spoke sternly:
>"You can not fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no
>understanding of what is going wrong." Knight turned the machine off
>and on. The machine worked.


if you're ever near CSAIL at MIT go visit Tom Knight. It will be clear
in a few minutes why this was written. He's a great guy and most
certainly has "the touch".

ah, zen...

Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 15:45:06 GMT

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