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Proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence - 1955

This memo dated 1959 January 1 proposed time sharing to the director of the M.I.T. Computation Center.

Reminiscences on the History of Timesharing
There is no reason to supppose that these 1983 reminiscences are more or less accurate than my memories of the history of LISP.

LISP History according to McCarthy's memory in 1978.
This paper was presented at the ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference, June 1-3, 1978. It was pubished in History of Programming Languages, edited by Richard Wexelblat, Academic Press 1981. At the time, there was essentially no challenge to my memory. The .dvi

version of the file was installed at the end of 1995. LISP History according to Herbert Stoyan's reading and analysis of the documents.
Stoyan's reading of the early LISP documents gives a more accurate picture than my own memories turned out to have given.

Lisp references according to Miller
Not as thorough as Stoyan but probably more in tune with the present Lisp "establishment".

Where were you when Hiroshima was bombed?
This questionnaire was posted on two newsgroups and a few answers were received. I would be glad to get more answers. The results will be posted and may be published.

A Censorship flap at Stanford concerning the Usenet newsgroup rec.humor.funny ends up with censorship defeated. This happened in 1990.

The number of hits on this page since 1995 October 17th.