Monthly Archives: October 2011

RIP John McCarthy the father of LISP and modern AI

The American scientist invented the computer language LISP. It went on to become the programming language of choice for the AI community, and is still used today. Professor McCarthy is also credited with coining the term “Artificial Intelligence” in 1955

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What Steve Jobs means to me – part I

One of the most important technology story of the last couple of  weeks was the passing of Steve Jobs. Over that time media has been commenting on how this one man’s vision changed how  our relationship with computers. Even if you never

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AisleFinder launches SupermarketAPI

Finding information on groceries at your favorite market like Whole Foods or Trader Joes can be a task. NewMe Accelerator startup, AisleFinder is making that task easier. They have launched a Supermarket API, an open source API for the grocery industry. via AisleFinder

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RIP Dennis Ritchie

After a long illness, Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and an esteemed computer scientist, died last weekend at the age of 70. Ritchie, also known as “dmr”, is best know for creating the C programming language as well as being

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