Not knowing that he was about to pass away, eleven days ago on 15 October 2011 I started a “LISP AI folklore” thread about the late John McCarthy in comp.lang.lisp on Usenet:
Those rent-a-coder programming wags over at
have launched “Occupy Comp.Lang.Lisp”
with a thread unrighteously entitled,
“Ask John McCarthy anything”.
Sorry, script kiddies, v.t.y. Mentifex has already
BTDT (been there, done that) with the following
exchange of views between Mentifex and His Nibs:
asking Dr. McCarthy if he regrets pioneering AI.
where the Piafesque answer is, “Je ne regrette rien.”